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Ukraine Mitchell Miller People Of
"The yeas are 86 the nays are 11 and the bill is passed The Senate approving the massive aid package on a largely bipartisan vote Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer The United States Senate will keep its promise to stand with the people of Ukraine The package includes military as well as economic assistance and funding to help with Ukrainians displaced by the war The aid had been delayed over the past week due to an objection by Kentucky Republican Rand Paul He and ten other Republicans voted against the bill The house earlier approved the legislation which now goes to President Biden for his signature On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO The war in Ukraine is approaching three
Stefanos Tsitsipas Ignores US Open Critics as 'Comfort Breaks' Help Him Advance
"Fire at the US Open men's number three seed Stefanos tipsy pass for a long bathroom breaks during matches. They don't understand they haven't played How much effort and how much, Uh, difficulties to to do what we are doing and you know, sometimes we need a short break to to do what we have to do. ESPN clocked in eight minute break last night.
American Man Helping Afghans Settle in the U.S.
"This story is not from someone trying to escape from afghanistan. But someone who's trying to help others get out of afghanistan. My name is douglas drier and I'm just an ordinary american citizen that Believes in doing the right thing. So how is my understanding that you're doing some work to help some some afghan nationals Settle and get families here to the to the us. How did you get connected with them. I met One of the brothers About five years ago at the store he worked at and to get a military discount. I showed him my retired. Id and he basically said oh. I used to work for the dod also and from his accent. I could tell he was not a native american. We got to talking and he was an interesting person. A very kind nice person so i invited him to talk at my rotary club in falls church and he agreed and i helped him work out a powerpoint presentation he gave a talk at the rotary club but during one meeting and he also gave a talk at the thomas jefferson high school for science and technology interact club and he's really opened up with the high school students and had a very compelling and interesting story about his work in afghanistan for supporting our troops so needless to say you got to know him. He introduced you to other family members. I i'm assuming and At some point you got involved in trying to help them help. Other family members come to the. Us is that right correct.
Most Extreme Abortion Law in US Takes Effect in Texas
Cam Newton Released, Mac Jones Wins Starting Job
"Newton out in New England. This was a surprise release after the Patriots tapped rookie Mac Jones as the starting quarterback. In fact, Ken Jones is the only quarterback currently on the Pats roster, so I would imagine there Else to cam going to happen in the cell and head down here. What do you think? I I would love that, Um, Ron Rivera said. That's not gonna happen. Like the three guys that he has, you know, barring injury, Maybe it happens. One can only wish Rob would
Hit by Ida, Louisiana Faces Weeks Without Power
"Louisiana communities are facing the possibility of weeks without power. It's stifling late summer 90 degree heat. Hurricane Ida decimated the region's power grid, leaving hundreds of thousands without electricity, air conditioning, gasoline and warm food. Some 25,000 utility workers are in the state trying to figure out where to start as they face a daunting challenge. The
Hurricane Ida Knocks out Power to New Orleans
"Of Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. I don't have a generator. I am in the dark. She's in material. Louisiana. Ida is now a tropical storm and is just passing through Jackson, Mississippi as it heads north. There have been many water rescues along the Gulf Coast. Sheriff Joe Le Pido was with Jefferson Parish and says some wanted to stay back as long as they're okay and not needing assistance. We were not going to force them and put them in a boat to bring him back, But there are other people that obviously not in that situation, so we're making sure we're getting all of them out. First workers from the F D N Y and NYPD are heading to the area to help and President Biden says federal help is headed to the area to More than 5000. Members of your National Guard has been activated from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas to support search and rescue and recovery efforts. Only one death was blamed on the storm. FEMA says power could remain out for weeks CBS News Special
US Projects $3.12T Budget Deficit for This Year, Down $555B
"Administration is forecasting that this year's budget deficit will be $555 billion lower than it estimated back in May, helped by an economy that's rebounding more quickly than had been expected. But even with the improvement, the administration says it's forecasting a deficit of $3.12 trillion for the budget year that end Next month. That would be the second largest deficit in history exceeded slightly by last year's $3.13 trillion deficit. And for the next decade, the administration never sees the annual deficits falling below a trillion dollars.
Robert F. Kennedy's Assassin Sirhan Sirhan Recommended for Parole
"Assassin could soon be released on parole. The man who assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy 53 years ago, is a step closer to winning, released from prison. A state panel in California has recommended parole for Sirhan Sirhan after two of Kennedy's own son spoke in support of it. The full parole board and California's governor will have to sign off before Sirhan can be released that
Study: Delta Variant May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Unvaccinated
"New Covid 19 infections per day. That's up 21% in the last two weeks, CBS News correspondent Lilia Luciano reports. Covid patients are overwhelming hospitals from coast to coast. Driving the summer surge. The delta variant, which a new study finds more than doubles, the risk of hospitalization for the unvaccinated E. R. S, like this one in Atlanta are turning ambulances away. It's difficult at this point to find a single hospital. That's not on some type of diversion. The death toll from Covid 19 in Oregon is
Thousands Gather for Annual "March on for Voting Rights"
"Years ago On a hot August day, thousands gathered in D C to march for jobs and civil rights for Black Americans Today, decades after the march on Washington, thousands commemorate Did the iconic day when Martin Luther King Jr delivered his I have a dream speech with a march for voting rights. I'm here to make a stand. Listen, every American should have the right to participate in democracy, and that's why I'm here, making a loud and proud. This marcher goes by the name Britta Filter. I'm here with drag out the vote, and it's very important for us to stand up for people's voting rights, especially marginalized people. People of color. There are 389 bills that have passed insert in 48 different states around the country. People suppressing voter registration, voter everything mail in voting. All of it. So folks are marching in favor of national voting rights legislation. D. C. Statehood, ending the filibuster and making sure black and brown Americans have full access to
2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics
"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up
Activists March Nationwide for Voting Rights, Honoring 1963 March on Washington
"58 years since the March on Washington, led by Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Thousands marched again in D C today and across the country in an effort to persuade lawmakers to pass federal voting rights legislation among the speakers. Martin Luther King the third We need to turn up the press. Shall on the leaders who think their flimsy talk about bipartisanship is more important than our rights. The rallies come as a number of Republican controlled states have made sweeping changes that could make it harder to vote. Many activists view the fight over voting rights as a civil rights issue of the day. This
Winds Frustrate Effort to Corral Wildfire Near Lake Tahoe, California
"Firefighters have been facing a critical day in efforts to prevent a massive California wildfire from reaching the Lake Tahoe resort region, fearing that the hot, gusty winds could fuel the stubborn blaze. The Cal door fire church through the mountains just southwest of the Tahoe basin, cloaking much of that popular tourist area in toxic smoke. Hot winds gusting up to 35 MPH, where forecast for today.
Covid: Delta Variant Patients Twice as Likely to Need Hospital Care
"Com. It's 7 41. People who contract the delta variant of the coronavirus are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who contract the original strain. That's what a study published in The Lancet is showing. Researchers evaluated Covid patients in England. 8600 infected with the Delta variant and 34,000 infected with the original strain of the patients with the Delta variant 2.3% were admitted to the hospital as compared to 2.2% of those with the original strain. Most
U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Continues, Despite Need for Humanitarian Aid
"Efforts continue US the U. S and other countries race to get people out ahead of President Biden's August 31st withdrawal deadline, which is Tuesday, the head of the International Rescue Committee, David Milliband, warns of another kind of danger facing Afghanistan's of millions of Africa. Hands need humanitarian aid. But I desperately worried the military withdrawal on the 31st will leave them at the mercy not just of political events but of a collapsing economy of covid running rampant of drought in 80% of the country.
Voting Rights and D.C. Statehood Lead 58th Anniversary of March on Washington
"Of the march on Washington. Voting rights activists from across the country gathering downtown to mark the occasion with another March and rally. This year's event is called the March on for Washington with the March in D. C aimed at raising support for a new federal voting rights law as well as D C. Statehood, But Piper D C. Statehood. It's certainly a fight for voting rights, and that's why this march is so vital. Jamal holds his elite organizer for 51 for 51, which advocates for D. C. Statehood were not just marching. All Washington were also march of poor Washington. The event begins at eight a.m. downtown. With a walk from McPherson Square to Black Lives Matter Plaza were March off around 9 45 10. O'clock will land at the National Mall. Speakers on the mall include Martin Luther King, the third D. C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser and a litany of Democratic lawmakers and others. John Doman w T.
Judge Rules Florida School Districts May Impose Mask Mandates
"For Florida Governor Rhonda Santa's A judge rules that the states school districts may impose mask mandates. Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper agrees with a group of parents who claim in a lawsuit that the Santos's ban is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. The governor's order gay parents the sole right to decide if their child wears a mask at school, at least 10, Florida school boards had already voted to defy the Santas. And imposed mass requirements with no parental opt out. D C is
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"Largely peaceful WTOP's Alejandro Alvarez reporting the protesters momentarily turned a song it's almost nightfall and this growing crowd here has just taken a seat and turned away from the lines of military police and National Guard to turn on their phone lights raise them in the air and singing lean on me by bill withers in unison it goes to show you how it's a perfect example of how peaceful today has been and how the mood has entirely changed from the chaos and the anger and frustration that we've seen from days ago and that again is WTOP's Alondra Alvarez with the protesters new charges have been filed in connection with the death of George Floyd at the hands of those Minneapolis police the former police former officer Derek shop it now faces an upgraded charge according to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison I believe the evidence available west now supports the stronger charge of second degree murder Ellison says charges have now been filed against the three other former officers involved in Floyd staff arrest warrants were issued for former Minneapolis police officers J. A. king I was laying and to trial Ellison says he's one goal is to seek justice for George Floyd bill ray Cobb CBS news and according to a newly released autopsy report from the Hennepin county medical examiner George Floyd was known to be positive for covert nineteen on April third now to your health sponsored by my eye doctor doctors of optometry visit my eye doctor dot com the stress of the dole threats of protest and a pandemic is enough to stress out the best of us so what do you do if you just can't take it anymore first don't over expose yourself to emotionally charged news says Dr Daniel Z. Lieberman professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the George Washington University School of medicine and health sciences and author of the molecule of more you don't keep yourself informed it shouldn't take more than let's say forty five minutes a day he says people should try to keep to a schedule maintaining healthy daily routines are simply going to make them more resilient and more able to manage the stress other tips include getting outside maintaining social contact and talking with others about the tough issues of the day Hey John Aaron WTOP news it's nine twenty two we're learning tonight that that tear gas used to break up protests could put the protesters at increased risk of contracting coronavirus this according to researchers at Duke University who say the gas causes coughing which then can spread the virus from an infected person they also say it can irritate your lungs making someone more likely to get the virus use of tear gas to disperse protesters has long been criticized by organizations such as the ACLU American civil liberties union and finding covert nineteen can be tough so inner technology this is so exciting even before call of it there was so many situations when patients could not make it to that therapy appointments at Johns Hopkins hospital Dr Priti Robyn says the mind motion go gaming platform helps people with mobility issues it uses a monitor and camera to track performance the fifteen K. FS what kinds of movement problems the individual happiness it.
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"My parents listening to WTOP in the car and hearing as a kid traffic and weather together on the eggs now I get to work at what I consider the most trusted local news source in Washington I love the immediacy of radio I mean if news is breaking I can run into the studio and update you on what we know as it's happening never miss a moment check back throughout the day for WTOP updates twenty four seven three sixty five listen live on air on Alexa or on the WTOP at twelve twenty eight traffic and weather on the eight to read A. Kessler in the traffic center updating the situation in Maryland on the beltway traffic is once again moving on the inner loop of the beltway near Saint Barnabas road the accident activity remains along the right side is also blocking off the ramp from St Barnabas road onto the inner loop of the beltway not sure if they're letting that traffic kind of ICANN with everybody else getting by you may just be stopped on that ramp until they can move some things in the area as a result same part of his road trying to get onto the interleukin self is back to branch Avenue but you are staying to the far left side of the roadway if you're on the beltway to get by all the activity also the problem along I. seventy westbound I. seventy the accident happened before the exit for sixty six in Boonsboro that involved a tractor trailer on its side yeah that is still blocked at that point they may be leading on the traffic that was stopped behind it off on the right shoulder but for now they continue to divert everybody on westbound I. seventy off at seventeen in Meyersville this is because seventeen to be incredibly slow and forty is at a crawl as well trying to make your way anywhere through the area eastbound doesn't look to be affected right now in the district we have major delays along D. C. two ninety five in both directions China had near Benning road southbound delays before boroughs passed banning road northbound delay from Pennsylvania Avenue to before bending road not sure if it's work in both directions but something to keep an eye out for Johns Hopkins medicine in the greater Washington area celebrates cancer survivors during national cancer survivors month to learn more visit Hopkins cancer DC dot org I'm reading Kessler WTOP traffic our meteorologist Lauren Reckitt let's get some sunshine today with a little bit of cloud cover that's going to help he goes up into the low to mid nineties about a thirty percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm after about seven or eight o'clock tonight and that's mainly going to be north of DC and Maryland even into the Shenandoah Valley we'll keep a chance overnight and through early tomorrow morning otherwise through the day tomorrow back around ninety back to muggy conditions scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon sixty percent chance some of those could be strong to severe Friday in Saturday morning's drawing afternoons showers and thunderstorms possible temperatures in the mid upper eighties Friday Saturday am storm team four meteorologist lord Ricketts eighty six and partly cloudy headed to the nineties this is WTOP your source for today's top news traffic and weather the DMV always connected and constantly updated twenty four seven three sixty five in your car at home at work and on the go WTOP this a moment good afternoon I'm Deborah fine steam Jocelyn Jessen is at the editor's desk coming up developing right now announcement expected this afternoon from the Minnesota Attorney General on additional charges for officers in the George Floyd case we'll have the latest also developing an eleven PM curfew in effect for the district tonight president trump stressing the need for a dominant force as his defense secretary rejects using active duty troops on America's streets an investigation into why helicopters were used to disperse DC protesters on the kind of life Wall Street looking good the Dow up for ten the nasdaq up forty seven the SNP up thirty five it's twelve thirty one developing news at this hour Minnesota's Attorney General Keith Ellison will reportedly soon make a significant announcement as to whether there will be more changes in the George flow of charges rather in the George Floyd case according to CNN Ellison's office has reportedly finished an initial review of the evidence against the now former police officers involved in the case three of the four who were shown standing nearby in that viral video of Floyd's death have not yet been charged but Minneapolis's police chief says they were complicit in Floyd's death the officer who pin Floyd.
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"At WTOP dot com sometimes the apple your smartphone doesn't give you the full story the 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 road downed tree along the right side but it's in that extra lane 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 your traffic woes traffic reports every ten minutes on the aids on WTOP may thirty first in just thirty first not quite may twenty four Thursday morning welcoming to WTOP and coming right up this half hour sizing up loud in the state of the county I'm Dick Ileana sports at fifteen and powered by red river technology decisions aren't black and white thank rad one fifteen time now once again for your vote for the NHL returning a right to a playoff system well according to a report from sportsnet that the two sides the image on the NHLPA are working on a twenty fourteen conference based playoff set up according to the sources in the report it would be if a two hub cities to have to wait see but their least talking in the return to play committee is getting closer and closer into making a presentation but that is the report from sportsnet the NC double a voting on Wednesday that campus activities can resume June first in football men's and women's basketball as well an Ohio state athletic director gene Smith said on Wednesday that his athletic department is run several social distancing models to consider having fans in the stands at games this fall in Ohio stadium would normally capacity of over a hundred thousand whole crowds closer twenty to twenty two thousand but up to forty to fifty thousand if the guidelines are relaxed Redskins rookie wide receiver Antonio Gandy golden said he tested positive for corona virus a March twenty fourth he said the symptoms were mild but he self quarantine for two weeks following guidelines and health experts he said he's fully cleared on April seventh and feels a hundred percent and Denny Hamlin wins his second race of the year taking the checkered flag the Toyota five hundred Darlington toward walls WTOP's warts CBS news update ten thousand evacuated up to nine feet of water in the streets days of heavy rains led to catastrophic flooding in central Michigan Midland county commissioner mark phone through the amount of water across the county will take multiple days to receive it's also possible we won't even hit a twenty four foot flood stage until the end of the weekend or later governor Gretchen Whitmer we're gonna get through this it is a tough time to be sure but we are going to get through this we know that tough times don't last but tough people do the two dams near Midland.
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"WTOP's federal government health leaders testified today before Senate panel virtually about where the US stands during the pandemic and all agree that we all need to be cautious as several states begin to re open I talked to the Washington post national political reporter Robert cost about what we learned from this hearing as president trump continues to move forward with trying to re open the nation's economy one of his top health officials Dr Anthony Fauci warned Congress on Tuesday that prematurely opening state amid this pandemic could lead to disaster he warned of gas on the horizon and this was a warning bell for Congress as it continues its probe of the trump administration's response and handling of this crisis the messages and answers were heard today offer warnings about reopening the timetable for effective treatments vaccine testing a lot caution which seems to keep contradicting what president trump continues to push which is a fast re opening nationally and across the country you still see governor struggling to get the testing capacity that they need especially in highly populated areas I spoke earlier Tuesday with governor Ralph Northam Virginia he said he still dealing with many issues but that he tried to reopen partially some restaurants and beaches and what many states of hospital capacity at this time there's still the possibility of spread it everywhere you go out you said because if social distancing is lax you could see the spread continue this feel like this hearing was away for the White House to detach itself from the initial objective of the task force by leading founding others testify on their own so that prison and trump and the rest of the administration can go all in on re opening without any more direct connections to reservations that health leaders might have this is only the beginning of congressional scrutiny and what you see here is the White House trying to manage that battleground house Democrats who run that chamber have been trying to pursue testimony from many trump administration officials including Dr Bakshi but the White House is blocked Dr couching others from testifying before the democratic controlled house they have allowed Dr Banerjee to testify before the Republican controlled Senate and it that scenario gives the White House in their view a little bit more control over the amount of time that is taking about the way the whole hearing flows so look for the white house based on my reporting to try to focus more on the Senate in the coming weeks but look the house Democrats have subpoena power and they're not going away and that's Robert constant national political reporter over the Washington post eleven thirteen here on W. T. O. P. Maryland residents telling lawmakers they are stuck in the state's unemployment system and unable to get answers while bills pile up what I want to know is how our family supposed to survive Amanda Douglas told members of two state Senate committees in Annapolis she's never been unemployed before and that navigating the state's newly created beacon portal set up by the department of labor has been an exercise in frustration I called thousands of times daily just to get the same busy signal I've emailed every email address I could find with no response more than one thousand people signed up to testify to lawmakers about the problems with the website Douglas said she found some help on Facebook pages were Marylanders shared their experiences and sympathized with others people that haven't been paid in two months or more and small businesses that are just they're they're never going to recover governor Larry Hogan he said the website was fixed and that wait times were down to zero Tuesday the department of labor posted a statement saying ninety percent of people filing claims had been paid within twenty one days Kate Ryan WTOP news prince William county is changing up its location again the house the homeless the county's going to move its overnight shelter and drop in centres of the Shomron Baulkham del city recreation center two months ago the normal shelter had to move to the for laws of building in Woodbridge but could not expand capacity beyond around fifty people and also could not stay open twenty four hours this new location is said to have more room more showers and a space for meals.
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"You're with WTOP's traffic and weather on the aids and when it breaks down the building in Bethesda on the adult appreciate west of old Georgetown road continue into the big curve over to two seventy square venture down the one singling to left through the work zone but as of late you get by without delay on the analytics road north of River Road toward the two seventy Sporer eventually down to a single left lane there as well and that closure should say single right lane and that continues up this birds flying past democracy Boulevard toward to merge with the mainland again stand right to get by the whole way up once you're on two seventy proper nor found between I. three seventy and Klopp road works and blocked a single right lane and then north on south between one twenty one and route one oh nine single file right past the work in both directions and then headed up toward Fredericksburg on two seven year Bucky's town pike single left lane gets by the work there but as of late you could buy that one without delay as well I ninety five the Baltimore Washington parkway running well between the two about ways no issues on route fifty between district blind and Annapolis running well in both directions in the districts still looking good along DC two ninety five nineteen ninety five early need new windows window nation will defer your payments for two years right now get to windows with every to you by call eight six six ninety nation visit WeatherNation dot com the charter WTOP traffic a cold start on this Tuesday morning and a cool day overall with temperatures starting off in the thirties and forties and a frost advisory in effect for areas along and west of I. ninety five through nine AM after the sun comes up right around six AM will have a bit of a breeze at times today with mostly to partly sunny skies and highs in the upper fifties.
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"News with WTOP president trump may be getting ready to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn in twenty seventeen Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US president has been showing new supports for Flynn of late on Twitter after Flynn's attorneys disclosed internal FBI documents they claim shows the FBI tried to entrap him to be a senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge this morning explains how these new records first came to light earlier this year Attorney General bill Barr directed a review of the criminal case against Michael Flynn and specifically whether so called Brady material this is evidence that could be helpful to the defense had been turned over to his legal team and that's one of the responsibilities of the government in this review was carried out by the U. S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri Jeffrey Jensen and what's happened is that the fruits of that servers have now been placed under seal in the federal court here in Washington and we've seen these records made public at the request of Flynn's legal team and then also at the request of the justice department what do these records show and could they have any impact on the case since it was more than two years ago that Flynn pled guilty well there are two main threads to the records that we've seen so far the first tranche of records the big headline was associated with one page of handwritten notes we don't know who the author is but it documents a high level conversation within the FBI on the day Michael Flynn was interviewed by agents at the White House January twenty fourth twenty seventeen and in those hand written notes it talks about the objective of the FBI investigation and the language was what is our goal and it says truth admission or to get him to quote life so we can prosecute him or get him fired and the second set of records speak to the fact that earlier that month so during the presidential transition there had been an open case on general slain call crossfire research and a decision was made to close that case because they had not found derogatory evidence about our relationship with Russia but at the eleventh hour FBI agent Peter Strzok intervened to keep that case open and that seemed to lay the path for that White House interview which is ultimately what Lynn played guilty to lying to federal agents about those contacts with the ambassador we had a news from the judge in this case who said that he does not want the defense to take any further action and to all of these records from the so called Jensen review so the review by the U. S. attorney in the Eastern District of Missouri are before the courts so that's the way the judge is saying I want to see all the records in front of me before we really take further steps but critics and.
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"Told I. WTOP traffic there are asking you to ours folks we are in for a scattered shower chance but we might actually be in for some increasing sunshine as well closer to sunset high temperatures drop off today in the upper fifties and low to mid sixties for some mostly cloudy overnight clouds sticking around through much of your Saturday high temperatures tomorrow will be in the low to mid sixties please note that rain chances start to rise again Saturday evening with rain showers likely tomorrow night we may even be in for a few thunderstorms Saturday night into Sunday morning it'll also be on the breezy side your Sunday looks warm highs on Sunday will be in the sixties upper sixties for some some showers are likely though early in the day and then we should start to see things improve as we head through the evening hours I'm storm team four meteorologist sympathy or and right now we do have a cloudy skies were sitting at fifty six degrees in northwest DC at two thirty to Baltimore Chesapeake to the Shenandoah WTOP Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good afternoon I'm Sean Anderson like your kite esses at the editor's desk and just ahead president trump walks back his comments on using disinfectants to fight coronavirus Georgia and two other states start to reopen businesses while other parts of the country take a go slow approach a new congressional plan that calls for a different approach to re opening states on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller another U. S. navy ship struggles with a corona virus outbreak in on Wall Street this afternoon the Dow up one thirty eight the nasdaq up ninety two the S. and P. up twenty five WTOP news time to thirty one CBS news update so businesses in Georgia re opens today as the governor ease the monthlong shutdown this man owns a barber shop is better to do this they sit at home and lose my business George.
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"Three forty up in Frederick exit fifty to stay left past the worst time and the good news is no reported delays they're getting by rich hundred WTOP traffic we're looking at a cold night once again across our area and a freeze warning is in effect right on through your Wednesday morning as temperatures will drop close to if not below the freezing mark in many locations inside the city saying above that mark however high temperatures back into the upper fifties to around sixty so will rebound but still gonna be quite cool for this time of year but not bad sunshine sixty that's a pretty good looking day Thursday the clouds move back in sort of the rain I temptress Thursday only in the fifties sounds from him for chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer right now we're at forty five degrees and holding outside the WTOP studios this early hour listen to WTO P. throughout the day for the latest updates on corona virus at home at work in the car or on the go WTOP has the latest corona virus news never miss a moment on air online on Alexa and other WTO PM here in the community says one capital hearing you the news that shapes our region listen to WTOP on air all the WTOP app and tell Alexa Washington's top news constantly updated twenty four seven three sixty five its wealth to Baltimore Chesapeake division and WTOP's Washington's top news on air and online WTOP dot com good Wednesday morning it's April twenty second twenty twenty the late.
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"Keeping you informed twenty four seven three sixty five for forty one on WTOP looking these days or something to make a smile right the story of a crafty cockatiel locally you might just be the same for you this morning is Michelle Basch shares with us a little birds birds who went on a big adventure in DC a neutral white was walking near her home in the Eckington area of northeast on Monday when out of no where a bird landed on her head she was scared at first but figured out pretty quickly this was no ordinary bird eventually it landed on her shoulder and stayed there she stood there on the street trying to figure out who it could belong to people were stopping by all my god you like doctor Doolittle I may not even actually not my birthday's in Chile she took the bird home and posted messages on Facebook and nextdoor I would importance and need for him to go back to its owner then she got word that a couple in Glover park in north west was looking for a cockatiel that had been missing since Saturday turns out this was their bird his name is mo ki and he's now home safe Michelle Basch WTOP news that's good it's four forty two on your Thursday morning this is a stressful time people are dealing with the real life and death realities of covered nineteen and that fear is palpable but living in the fear takes another kind of toll not necessarily on your physical health but your emotional well being let's check in now with clinical psychologist in Georgetown professor Dr Andrea Bonior on how this pandemic is actually impacting people this week especially I'm really hearing people struggling with just trying to manage it all I think the first couple weeks people were sort of in damage control mode they were able to be flexible with themselves because it felt like just take it one day at a time but now I think people are realising specially parents with kids okay this is the long haul and I don't know how to actually do this for the long haul because every single day is exhausting and we're being a you know force with a situation where we're worried about people in our extended family were worried about the economy were worried about the potential job loss and also minute to minute I'm hearing people just struggling how to even make it work how can I actually focus on my job when my kids have a lot of needs I'm expected to help them be with schooling right now or were all on top of each other twenty four seven we're all anxious and irritable it's been really really tough so let's start with that peace at home what are you telling people about trying to emotionally muddle through I mean really juggle a lot and keep it afloat yeah I think we really need to relax our standards because the truth is I think if you're worried about you know how your kids are doing through that's the most important thing is to realize that this is a learning experience for them in terms of some real life coping skills and that it's a time to relax your standards in terms of having to be perfect and everything having to check every single box that you would normally be careful about checking it's much more important that you focus on the emotional piece listening to each other are teaching them how to express their feelings teaching them to seek out support when they need it being compassionate with each other and be being empathetic and coming up with ways to solve problems and talk about them and communicate you know even if some things are slipping through the cracks in terms of work or school I think we are going to come out of this okay if we can teach our kids that the way of supporting each other and talking with each other honestly about our feelings is the way to go it's really hard to deal with your children's fears especially when some of the Marin masks or look at a world around them that sell wearing masks and pretty empty yes and that's why I think listening is very important at our kids could be showing anxiety in myriad ways they might be fighting with each other it might be irritable there might be nightmares but that means IT can be about a lot of different things you know some kids really are worried about their parents potentially dying other kids are worried that they're never going to see their friends again and what's going to happen to their social life or anything in between so I think the first step is really to listen you know what has been on your mind what has been hard about this what has been easier about that because you don't want to be addressing fears that they haven't really thought about yeah if you want to focus on the ones that are really affecting them let's shift to the moms and dads how are you counseling people who are either furloughed or fired and they don't have a lot of money coming in how did they manage your own anxiety and how it plays out in the household yeah you know the first step is really to label it as anxiety and to understand the part of the anxiety response is totally normal here I mean it seems are abnormal and so having anxiety in abnormal times is actually normal focus on your body's focus on how you're feeling that with increased heart rate with muscle tension focus on the things that you can do to try to relax your body and also again labeling the emotions you know talking about how this is Sam that distance scary we are grieving here we are frightened there's a lot of good data that says even just putting words to our feelings labeling them can help them feel more manageable it's also really important to be moving our bodies I think we're all a little stir crazy at this point in time so which ever way you can move your body to get a little bit of fresh air and sunshine when it's safe to do so that's gonna make a big difference to and then finally just setting up some structure in your day even if you're gonna be flexible about it it does seem to help to have a bit of a routine and some predictability Nichols I colleges to Georgetown professor 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"Android good Thursday morning welcome at this early hour glad you're with us two fifty one on WTOP looking for something these days to make a smile and this morning the story of a crafty cockatiel might just do the trick for you WTOP's official bash tells us about a little pet bird then went on a big adventure in DC for a white was walking near her home in the Eckington area of northeast on Monday when out of no where a bird landed on her head she was scared at first but figured out pretty quickly this was no ordinary bird eventually it landed on her shoulder and stayed there she stood there on the street trying to figure out who it could belong to people were stopping by mark are you like doctor Doolittle I'm not even actually not my bird is actually she took the bird home and posted messages on Facebook and nextdoor I would importance of need for him to go back to its owner then she got word that a couple in Glover park in north west was looking for a cockatiel that had been missing since Saturday turns out this was their bird his name is mo ki and he's now home safe Michelle Basch WTOP news yeah that was good it's two fifty two WTOP there's the warning twenty twenty on WTOP has often said it was not just a presidential campaign but a movement but now the month senator Bernie Sanders officially ends his bids for the oval office this week telling campaign workers the path to victory is virtually impossible NBC news analyst Howard Fineman says that Sanders decision delivers the democratic nomination to Joe Biden after Sanders suffered a string of losses back in late February and early March in the larger context his argument about the important key role of a strong central government I think it has been approved not so much by his campaign but by the covert nineteen virus I mean we're in the midst of understanding once again the key role that government can and must play it has to be able trusted government because we need government at times to give us the chance to survive and be the Humane Society we want to be so I think in a way cobit nineteen which slows the race and cut short his electoral crusade has made his point for him and I think that's true in a larger sense as far as minimum wage and direct payments and health care for all no that's not all going to be enacted tomorrow but as the ball been moved in Bernie's direction absolutely now there were calls for Sanders to Val out long before coronavirus gripped the nation what do you think led to the decision for him to suspend his campaign now I think that the fact that the race has always been fundamentally shaped by Donald Trump in other words whatever else this is going to be it's almost certainly an exclusively going to be in November of this year and election on Donald Trump on his character on his leadership on his vision this performance and that overrode everything I think once the primary season widened out from the media dominated environs of the first few events the vast majority of middle of the road democratic voters who took part African American voters and others well we don't think that Bernie is the guy to take that personal challenge to Donald Trump Joe Biden is better positioned they said the voters did to make that argument about Donald Trump not having the character not having a leadership not having the performance to get it done just as a president not as an ideologue and I think that framework made it impossible for Bernie Sanders to win and he finally understood that and I think covert nineteen helped him understand that because there's a lot of concern and criticism and controversy about how well Donald Trump has performed in this crisis over the last three months what do you see happening and this is really kind of a a crystal ball question because it could all change in a matter of hours or days but what do you see happening in the months to come we saw those long lines in in Wisconsin and the and it didn't really seem to make sense to a lot of people as we're trying to you know socially distant what what's going to happen in the months to come and what do you think Bernie's going to demand of his party now that he's stepping aside I think that I don't know what he's going to demand in terms of the mechanics of voting although he did not want this election to take place in person and to be blunt Joe Biden did Joe Biden didn't make a big point of it he didn't campaign visibly to keep that primary going but Joe Biden wanted it because he and his people want a job further evidence that Bernie had no path so Vonn campaigns hands aren't entirely clean in this matter I thank you we're facing an unprecedented situation probably not since the civil war when we divided into two countries has the idea of who votes and how been so fraught I think we're going to have to go to type of election that weighs heavily on mail in votes Donald Trump is going to make an issue of it ultimately the question isn't just the mechanics of the election but accepting the results because of people are fundamentally doubting the mechanics of the election how are they going to accept the decision of the voters and I don't know the answer to that but we're dealing with so many unprecedented issues in this situation will have to figure out how to deal with that one but for now the Democratic Party I think is in a pretty good position to unify Bernie is going to have to do what he didn't do one twenty sixteen which is to actively campaigns in stores and be serious about supporting Joe Biden we'll see if he's willing to do that yeah I think he probably is NBC news analyst Howard Fineman talking about Bernie Sanders stepping out of the presidential race WTOP's mark Lewis you're listening to one of three point five FM at WTOP dot com this is a Bloomberg money minute Wall Street will try to wrap up the holiday shortened week with back to back games stocks are coming off a solid advance which lifted the S. and P. five hundred into bull market territory more than twenty percent from the low reached last month but Katie Koch of Goldman Sachs says color her cautious well incremental news have been getting better and hence the market or twenty percent off their lows in volatility had reduced we do think it's probably too early to call the all clear here the stock market will take a break tomorrow for Good Friday the summer travel season looks like a washout for U. S. airline as they plan their schedules airlines are cutting service by up to ninety percent through September travelers expected to remain leery about returning to the sky can't find hand sanitizer you'd better get used to it even the manufacturers have increased production health care workers are first in line the plastic bottles used packages are in short supply from the Bloomberg news room I'm Larry Connors on WTOP W. T..
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"WTOP dean lane the WTOP car review as we this morning trying out the latest model of a well known small SUV the Toyota Rav four WTOP car guy Mike Parris a member of the Washington automotive press association says this route might give you a little revved up if you will well it's new for this year is a lot more sporty year of rap for it looks a lot different than it used to used to be very conservatively styled vehicle we're not really stands out and it looks a lot more upscale than it used to have they raise the prices result or not really too much it's about the word used to be what were the big thing is for this year at the hybrid model is about the same price as the regular gas model so you can really get some great MPG not to pay too much more so for fully loaded cross over like this about thirty eight thousand dollars which is about the same price for the gas models in this price range what does it do for you by way of safety the teller says two point now has a lot of the safety items baked in pretty much standard with all the Rav four is now so you get that radar guided cruise control do you get the automatic braking that section of the pedestrians or does all these things and you don't to pay a lot of extra force that's a very nice thing for Toyota other options you would recommend or do you recommend a more stripped down model more basic well I drove the excess C. which looks a bit more sporty dries maybe a little exporter has some bigger wheels on it so maybe if you want a more feel of the road maybe get the excess C. model but if you don't need all that luxury and fun the baseball is going to treat you very well now you mentioned the hybrid model or there's some negatives there or maybe overall negatives for this model well the necklace for the hybrid model or the brakes with the hybrid system they feel a little bit different almost fake the synthetic if you've been driving Toyota crossovers are hybrid models for awhile you get used to it but if this is your first hybrid model it does take a couple of miles to kind of get used to that weird brake pedal feel what your overall review here would you say it's worth a look if this is a type of vehicle that you're shopping for well a Toyota Rav four has been pretty much one of the top one or two of the crossover it compacts in the market right now and I can see why it's a lot better than it used to be it feels a lot nicer inside almost a touch of luxury inside and it doesn't really break the bank when you go to buy it.
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"You'll hear it live on WTOP we will carry all traffic reports at WTOP dot com let's go live now to CBS news chief Washington correspondent major Garrett who's with us on the phone and we're throwing a lot of things up in the air major including the new mask recommendation of course the jobs picture in the financial picture what are your thoughts on this early evening well right the briefing and the recommendation and it will come from the president's medical advisors about some kind of cloth mask has sort of been building in public view the last couple of days the White House and to the president and others have been more open to that and for those in the audience like myself possibly like you who are legitimately confused about this one of the things we have to admit and doctor found she has said this many times we have to be humble we're learning about this in real time and as we learn more we adapt recommendations and a week ago I was talking about elects medical experts who said emphatically no we don't need masks masks are for healthcare professionals are of a certain kind and they don't help you in the general populace will now they might so we have to adapt not only are thinking but our behavior that puts stresses and anxiety into the system the White House knows that everyone attached this knows this but it's going to come from the podium and just a couple of minutes as far as the market's reaction of very turbulent day but that's certainly been the pattern and on the jobless numbers those are real they were larger than expected and we're going to see higher ones because we are at a government level suppressing demand we are actually Sproston popping the economy and when you stop at a Connie almost with their breaks like on a train or a bus or some kind of vehicle everyone gets sort of thrown forward well that's what's happening jobless claims are being thrown forward all the huge lurch because we are dramatically suppressing the economy to get to this behavior where we can possibly flatten the curve and slow the spread it brings up the question of whether this particular economy is more like a darkened room where you flipped off the light switch and when everything gets better medicamento call wise or health wise we can just flip on that switch or whether it's more like a campfire that you know you have to tend to it and blow on it a little bit and and get those embers burning again I I fear that it's the latter and and that could be a lot of years of misery for us both are instructive metaphors I would say maybe it's a dimmer switch where you turn it on and you turn the knob and slowly the light comes back on and the dimmer switch and how rapidly it gets turned back on is it depended on many factors how successful this two point three trillion dollar intervention from Congress last week is in creating not just a safety net but our bridge how long will social distancing be required how long will it take for us to get testing across the country not just to find out who has it but who doesn't what was already had it and can go back to work that's one of the great variables in vacuums were living with we don't have the data we need to make a really informed U. S. based medical decisions that can inform our economic decisions until we get that ramped up we're still going to be a little bit more blind than we would like to be a final thought major as we wait for the White House news briefing that we'll hear live on W. T. O. P. house speaker Nancy Pelosi has started a special bipartisan select committee to look into how the trump administration has handled the pandemic how it's spending the money so a one of one of our view here is that even after impeachment and during this crisis we may be looking at more investigations well they're certainly going to be oversight the legislation from Congress has very strong oversight language the White House pushed back a little bit on the president's signing statement which you cannot allocate two point two or two point three trillion dollars and not have oversight and there's going to have to be a look back I talked to two Republicans in the last couple of days you want a look back what were the things miss what with the decisions that should have been it could have been made that weren't made wipes a stockpile the way it was why will we not better outfitted for testing at a mass level all those things have to be re appraise we can't not ask those questions the keeper Congress will be asked those questions not from a position of partisan rancor but from a clear position of what can we do better in the future that's the only way it's going to be successful and more importantly you buy all the American public not just the people who are cheering on their particular Parsons great to hear from you again thank you thank you CBS news chief Washington correspondent major Garrett the breaking news of the hour the White House is expected to soon recommend that all Americans wear some type of cloth mask to protect ourselves from the new virus we'll keep you updated including live coverage of a White House briefing when it begins five fifteen sports at fifteen and forty five powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white the rest is going to depressed the major this after it was supposed to be the home opener for the World Series champion Washington nationals and while the season remains in the land of limbo for general manager Mike Rizzo all you'll get is where the reigning world champions and are we still we've got ourselves a banner raising ceremony common we got ourselves some beautiful rings that we're going to be able to wear around the senior in the very near future for those looking for a baseball fix of retweeted our story about card carrying member of members of the nats the gum is not included and that's a good thing check out D. 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"WTOP's Washington's top news on air and online at WTOP dot com good afternoon I'm seeing because Eloise Abelson is at the editor's desk coming up a senator test positive for corona virus and now a delay related to a key Senate vote on Capitol Hill I'm Mitchell Miller coronavirus cases increase in Virginia is testing becomes more available small businesses across our region can now get help from a number of resources I'm Alyssa how WTOP news time three thirty one there are more than five hundred fifty cases of corona virus in the DC area one hundred ninety in Maryland two hundred nineteen in Virginia at ninety eight in DC Virginia governor Ralph Northam says the impact on his state's economy depends on how quickly the virus can be controlled this will have long term implications long term impacts on our economy and we're taking that seriously and and on our our day to day basis governor Ralph Northam says he's hopeful that a relief package from the federal government will help Virginians for cover once the corona virus outbreak is contained he added that he hoped the tax deadline being extended until July fifteenth will help those who owe money we have passed a collectively as as governor that a significant amount of that relief come directly to states so that we can use that to to help our businesses he said the impact of Virginia's economy is tied to how fast the curve can be flattened Valerie bonk WTOP news CBS news update senator rand Paul has tested positive for corona virus the Kentucky senators condition announced on Twitter he did not show any signs but was tested out of an abundance of caution he will now be in quarantine also in quarantine German leader Angela Merkel after a doctor she had contact with tested positive lawmakers on Capitol Hill still working on the one point four trillion dollar stimulus package they hope to have a final vote tomorrow it will then go to the White House for approval Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be voting tomorrow a minute we'll have to stop at some point treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin on fox described one of the packages benefits if you're a small business you'll get two weeks of cash flow to pay your workers you need to retain them the international Olympic committee says today it's looking into the possibility of delaying this summer's Olympics in Tokyo but the IOC says right now it's not considering a cancellation CBS news update I'm Steve Futterman and more on this from our own Capitol Hill correspondent this is Mitchell Miller on Capitol Hill word that senator rand Paul has tested positive for the corona virus was quickly acknowledged by senator John Thune the Senate's number two ranking Republican who says thoughts and prayers are with him we'll consult with the attending physician here at the capitol about appropriate measures for those of us who've been in contact with the senator in the meantime intense negotiations continue on the massive economic aid package Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's decision to push back a key procedural vote from three PM to six tonight is a clear indication that Republicans and Democrats still have more work to do West Virginia senator Joe Manchin says more needs to be done to address the needs of the healthcare system he says negotiators also need to keep out of their worried about what happens when the markets open in the morning will work around the clock I'm fine I can stay here till seven o'clock in the morning on Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTOP news Iran is refusing U. S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus the country's supreme leader is citing an unfounded can the theory that the virus could be man made by America comments come as Iran faces crushing U. S. sanctions that country has more than twenty one thousand confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and more than sixteen hundred deaths just ahead on WTOP no Sunday mass again for area Catholics but there is a message from the pope it's three thirty four everything is a little crazy in disorienting right now dealing with the covert nineteen virus people are working from home schools are closed no gathering just social distancing at a time when you're feeling isolated it's more important than ever to.
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"Taylor WTOP trap Chuck bell we are loving the sunshine this morning yeah it is quite sunny from Washington DC north bound to the Pennsylvania line there are some extra clouds those south of town across parts of southern Maryland and the northern neck little cloud here down in Fredericksburg right now but on the whole and nice enough day no chance for rain during the day today that's for sure temperatures mostly in the forties forty five now in Gaithersburg Maryland forty nine in Clinton Maryland and forty eight at Dulles airport in northern Virginia hi today on the mild side sixty two plenty of sunshine for much of the day they'll be a gradual increase in clouds as we get into the evening maybe a drop of rain up near the Pennsylvania line late tonight before skies clear right back out again should be sunny by morning little colder though temperatures tomorrow morning in the mid thirties it'll be quite a bit chillier than it was earlier today tomorrow afternoon also not as warm fifty five tomorrow with increasing clouds later on in the day a chance for some rain drops Thursday night and then off and on through the day on Friday no heavy rain expected the big thing you'll notice about Friday and Saturday especially is the wind winds will be out of the northwest at twenty five to thirty five miles per hour Friday afternoon night and Saturday so it's going to feel quite chilly and with the rain and the rain chances in the clouds Friday if that fifty two it'll feel a lot colder than that sun is back on Saturday but still windy and chilly highs in the forties I'm struggling for meteorologist Chuck bell for WTOP tight check thank you eight fifty one president trump's campaign has sued the Washington post claiming defamation into columns published last June the campaign said the columns falsely claimed the campaign conspired with Russia one of the column said that to the president tried to conspire with sweeping and systemic could attack by Russia against the twenty sixteen U. S. presidential election another one asked who knows what sort of aid Russia and North Korea will give to the trump campaign now that he has invited them to offer their assistance in a statement an adviser said the statements were and are one hundred percent false and defamatory the lawsuit follows a similar one by the campaign a week ago against the New York times seventeenth thousand commuters a day from Maryland Virginia and West Virginia take two lane route nine through historic Hillsborough Virginia well today begins a more than one year project to improve that ride but it could cause some inconvenience along the way route nine construction begins today here in Hillsboro the road work will not require any closures until late summer or fall but there will be flagging operations and a heavy construction equipment will be moving around the first part of this project is to build roundabouts on each end of Goldsboro no major headaches expected today just awareness that the four hundred twenty eight day route nine project is now under way in Hillsboro Neolog consisting WTOP news was similar to uber and left there are apps that connect pet owners with dog walkers however consumers group is not convinced.
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"Interview with WTOP national security correspondent JJ green top Pentagon officials said Iran is one of their key concerns Iran is not a problem on the same scale as Russia and China but they are willing to be aggressive if we don't take appropriate deterrence measures and deputy secretary of defense David Norquist it's clear we don't seek a war with Iran but we need to and then everyone else does to act like a normal country Ron is trying to flex its muscles in its neighborhood and their continued efforts to to stabilizing their neighbors it's supporting a terrorist operations and others in the region those sponsorships of terrorism those activities are destructive and according to Norquist we will continue to make antenna deterrent presence in order to encourage them to take the better path at the Pentagon JJ green WTOP news North Korea fired two short range projectiles today its first launches in months the missiles did not appear to be to damage any ships or aircraft in the area it comes as the north's conducted military drills designed to test the country's combat readiness its leader Kim Jong un has expressed frustration over deadlocked nuclear diplomacy with the U. S. and after Kim said he would no longer be bound by a self imposed weapons test moratorium Russia's president meantime claims his country has developed a new class of weapons designed to maintain a strategic balance without the intention of starting a war let me Putin said in an interview yesterday the weapons will create conditions so that nobody wants to fight against Russia he said the developments force the US to catch up to Russia the Kremlin has made military modernization its top priority relations with the west soured after Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea in twenty fourteen Putin first mentioned developing some of the new hypersonic weapons in his state of the nation address in twenty eighteen where's all the money being raised by a Charles county nonprofit a lawyer is asking a judge to appoint a trustee to oversee the specialty Bar Association Salaam Howard Bar Association which awards money for students attending the college of southern Maryland questions were raised after that organization handed out only for scholarships for fifteen hundred dollars the organization is accused of being uncooperative in providing an accounting of its finances the Supreme Court today is set to hear a case involving the expedited removal of some asylum seekers if a migrant enters the United states in this card within a hundred miles of the border and claims asylum can an immigration officer based on a few questions make a quick decision that the migrant is not eligible for asylum and simply expedite his removal there is a congressional statute that permits this very thing even though such speed deportations have great potential for legal error the Supreme Court will decide whether these expedited removal should be reviewed by a federal judge CBS news legal analyst Thane Rosenbaum it's five forty four at C. AC I we encourage our people to invent their future and it makes all the difference are using cutting edge technology to deploy these systems worldwide you know our company has offered us abilities to use our research and development funds to partner with other companies or within our own company other branches to make our technology smarter more advanced yes this I really empowers.
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"Story this evening on WTOP metro transit police held a weekly contest to encourage arrest last summer top commanders found out about it shut it down The Washington Post reports the weekly competition was set up by a supervisor in the district one police station and it involved officers based at Fort talking and joining us live tonight Washington post transportation reporter Justin George who broke the story Justin tell us more about what the competition was all about yeah it was apparently to encourage you know in force meant to arrests were the main focus because there was actually a score sheet that would award participants the officers actually points based on sort of the enforcement actions they took out an arrest for instance was twenty points and then they had other things like cations tickets but those are the points for some some of those were far less I know when all the way down to sort of buy sheets and best contact sheets that were turned in his when buses stopped and also just contact cards which is basically when an officer approaches somebody or talk to somebody doesn't make an arrest but has information on that person just who they are I think a lot of contact card in a put that in the system so that they can sort of keep track of of different people who might be near crimes or has information things like that so it was you know there's several sort of categories but the focus definitely was on on the rest is that was the category that had that offer the most points is there reason to believe or evidence that some officers were much more aggressive in an effort to win this you know I don't know yet and that's something that I do want to look into further I mean the question that I have is you know exactly how much did you know if at all did arrest go up in you know it in that district in the fort Totten area so I'm not sure it's pretty unclear right now but that's a question we need to find out what is metro saying a mattress said that this is a completely unsanctioned event and that it did not come from many of sort of the top brass it came from a supervisor in the four districts are in the fort Totten district one station and that this was this person's idea and that it was disseminated about you to day shift office officers to work there they're about fifty officers I think that sort of patrol that area it's so mattresses it was limited that it started about mid July and then as soon as commanders I guess learned about it in August they shut it down this went on for about a week and the officers were sent emails sort of with instructions in and it was a you know it was a way that it was phrased in worded was that this was an incentive and not necessarily in order this the competition all police officers face tense situations always like to preface our interviews and questions like this they've got to make split second decisions so we understand that in the high pressure situation there under but there was also Justin this viral video recently of a thirteen year old handcuffed by metro transit police that was in the Shaw neighborhood in DC what are you prepared to say about what are we looking at in terms of how aggressive this foresee is the balance between protecting everyone who rides the trains and buses and our civil rights you know I think that's still under investigation to be seen but certainly you know there's a perception especially among you know black communities in in metro sort of jurisdiction that they are being selectively enforced they're being questioned a lot harder I you know the the the situation that this last incident brings up is these are you know thirteen year old boys who were either you to wrestling rounder or fighting or maybe even shoving each other around and you know they were both apparently told the officers are friends and that they were playing and the question that many have is well if this was occurring to soar to white kids who were doing the same thing in another sort of then you you know would that be the need to actually detain these kids call their parents or ask for all this information when they could have just been you know sent home or just told to stop and so you know that is a criticism that's being levied but you know clearly the situation escalated and what police are saying is that this this boy you know shoved the officer and then obviously things sort of escalated from there we really appreciate hearing from you tonight Justin George's to live from The Washington Post transportation reporter thank you for spending so much time with us tonight thanks to me all right Justin George breaking news tonight for the post ten.
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"To the WTOP news room the last of four men convicted of murdering to Germantown teens back in twenty seventeen has now been sentenced Roger Garcia will spend one hundred years in prison for taking part in the murders of seventeen year old shot in a jar an eighteen year old our two zero according to prosecutors the two teens were lowered into a Montgomery village neighborhood under the pretense that one of the suspects wanted to buy graduation tickets but the two instead were gunned down in a revenge killing the killing was planned according to police after one of the other men believe and you are still drugs from his future wife in other news we are getting a look at the new budget plan for Loudon county public schools it includes more money for students this proposed budget is for almost one point four billion dollars that's an increase of about one hundred thirteen million dollars compared to the current budget which constitutes an eight point nine percent increase Loudon county superintendent Eric Williams says thirty two million dollars is needed for enrollment growth anyone's fifty four million to improve salaries and benefits we've had multiple years of significant vestments in teacher salaries but it is no reason to sit back and rest on our laurels the school board has budget work sessions planned for the coming weeks and it's going to open the floor for public comment for the first time on Tuesday neckline Ellie WTOP news the future looks bleak for a bridge that is the last of its kind still standing in DC the city's department of transportation has decided not to step in and save it the foundry branch trolley trestle in northwest has been abandoned the since nineteen sixty and it's in pretty bad shape metro owns the bridge and once it torn down but did not offer to take control of it and possibly re purpose it to depart of a new walking and biking trail D. dot has now decided against that however it does have plans to upgrade a trail in the palisades neighborhood and create a new connection to the capital crescent trail from Arizona Avenue Michelle bash WTOP news days after announcing plans to step back from the royal family the Duke and Duchess of suspects are apparently whether in the fallout separately on different sides of the pond British tabloid headlines read Megan flees to Canada and queen fights to save monarchy two days after prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned the monarchy by announcing plans to distance themselves from the royal family one day the royal family after all this long he's just talk to try again Queen Elizabeth has given royal staff just days to come up with a workable solution to hear in Megan's plans to step back well the palace tries to figure things out Megan has returned to Canada where she and Harry spent the holidays to join eight month old son Archie well Ocean City believes it's a prime destination for Megan and Harry the city's official tourism Twitter account has posted a photo with an invitation to the couple and baby Archie inviting the family to holiday along the coast the tweet reads while our castles may not be as grand as those back home Ocean City Maryland is a great place for any family looking to take a break from it all imagine sitting on your beach blanket I'm asking to borrow some suntan lotion from them depressed and up next with NFL playoff news three forty four if you're shopping for appliances go to a drug store for some aspirin for.