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months. there may be a first freeze of the season coming up for some here. not tonight but the next couple of nights. let's talk first things first w. he have rain falling southeast of d.c. right now. mostly cloudy skies. an isolated shower later on. blustery with a high mid- to upper 50s later on. that 58 at 3:00 might be pushing it. sun is up at 7:26. sets at 6:18. let's show you the satellite and radar composite first. you see the moisture that just started to develop in south central virginia. another batch of moisture coming out of indiana into ohio. they're going to focus on the immediate rain threat. generally south of d.c. fredricksburg area, south of fredricksburg coming in toward southern maryland. i filtered out the lightest rain. want to show you where the more moderate showers are. have a line from newland toward st. mary's county but charles county into southern prince george's county, look at the yellow showing up.
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these are moderate rains moving to prince george's county. it will get into northern calvert and southeastern and southern anne arundel. upper marlboro, this maybe get you but areas south of you will be seeing it the next one or two hours. north and west we've had more breaks. temperatures have dipped into the mid-30s. we have mid-50s in southern maryland. temperatures eventually will top out in the mid- to upper 50s but a chilly breeze today. monika action good morning. >> good morning. it's a great way to start mid week. i spoke to my traffic peeps overnight and they said no big deals overnight on most of the major thoroughfares. out west it cleared out early. you're good to go on 66 coming into manassas, centreville, fairfax. on the west side of town as well. let's take a live look insides the beltway at the key bridge. nice and quiet in and out of georgetown and rosslyn leaving m street as well.
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you'll be fine coming in on canal road and the clara barton parkway. let's go back over to the maps. the north side of town college park into silver spring, no issues right now. we're in good shape on the beltway in prince george's county. we'll wind a live look outside one more time on the beltway in silver spring, georgia avenue. all your northern maryland corridors are also looking good at this time. 4:28. what is really wrong and who is going to fix it? questions that are still lingering about the website for obamacare as it's still stuck in first gear. >> tara mergener has some of the top questions congress officials will ask tied to the debacle this morning. >> reporter: high ranking health and human services will brief congress this morning on the problems with healthcare.gov. the website was supposed to make it easy to shop for health insurance but it has been slow and unresponsive. >> we need to get to the bottom of it. >> reporter: congressman mike rogers said he and his colleagues have tough questions for obama administration officials when they begin hearings over the troubled
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website tomorrow. >> what happened? why did you spend almost a billion dollars on a system that does not work. >> reporter: president obama is bringing in long-time economic advisor jeffrey zions to manage the restructuring of the website. kathleen sebelius tells cnn there's still time to get things fixed. >> i am confident that millions of americans at the end of open enrollment march 31 will have affordable coverage for the first time in their lives. >> reporter: tuesday president obama introduced janice baker as the first person in delaware to successfully enroll on the website but it took her seven hours over 11 days. >> she was frustrated. the great news is she'll have coverage on day one. >> reporter: baker said she's been turned down for coverage in the past because after pre- existing condition, something that is now illegal under the affordable care act. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> white house says tech experts are working around the
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clock trying to fix these problems but they're not saying exactly who or which companies. he has been one of the more focal people about the problems regarding the obamacare website. now senator john mccain is talking about himself as well, including his political future. he said he is considering running for a sixth term in 2016. the arizona republican said he is seriously giving that a lot of thought. just last month, though, he said this is probably his last term and then clarified and said he was going to wait a few years to decide that. he will be 80 years old the next time the election cycle rolls around in november 2016. >> 80 is the new 50. lawyers for jeffrey thompson is asking lawyers to take the case. thompson is the d.c. businessman and at the center of a wide ranging campaign finance investigation. agents raided his home and business last year and walked out with more than 23 million
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pages of documents. thompson wants some of those documents back claiming they were beyond the scope of the search warrant. a grand jury is investigating thompson's funding of political campaigns. several people with links to him have already pleaded guilty to felonies. at least four members of the court will have to vote to take thompson's case for is to proceed. we have an update on the blind man evicted from his maryland home tuesday. all of his belongings, even his service dog were put on the street. yesterday sheriff's deputies forced raymond razer and his wife and dog out of their home at the village green mutual housing co-op, a place where they lived for 40 years. all the belongings inside their four bedroom home were brought out into the parking lot. their fixed income made it difficult to keep up with the increased rent. neighbors were outraged. >> we couldn't keep up with it. after 45 years we were hoping
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that there would be some leeway. >> i'm young. i don't know the whole situation but to come out here and see them evicting a blind man, it makes you mad. these people have no heart. >> bernard cook, the attorney for the cooperative says mr. razer was past due on his $692 rent for four months beginning in may of this past year. under maryland law, a tenant waives his right to pay money to keep the unit after that. cook says he did go to court on october 7 to pay for september's rent but because he was already -- had the four judgments against him, it was too late. college women under attack and now under alert after two bizarre assaults near college campus. the suspect asked for a hug and kiss but the victims say he's forces himself on them. >> they are now on the hunt for a man they say is already --
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has already struck twice. >> reporter: the most recent of these three attacks happened right here. it was last night, 7:20 p.m., loudoun county detectives say a female student from the community college is leaving campus. she's leaving class and making her way to this bus stop right here. as she gets her, she encounters a man who wanted to hug and kiss her. he says no -- she says no and he doesn't it anyway and takes off. and again right here on the campus, nova community college police tell us the man showed up here, same description, about 5'6", 5'7" in height, he approached another woman, hugged and kissed her as well and took off. monday's attacks have forced both loudoun county deputies and officers from nova community college to visibly step up their patrol around campus. women who walk around these parts at night are sharing their thoughts. >> i'm looking around in case i see somebody strange. >> i do think it's terrible and no one should be -- no one should do that, no one should have to be subjected to that.
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i hope they can find him. >> i was coming across this morning and i just didn't want to walk in the parking lot after hearing about what happened about sexual assault. >> reporter: neither of these two cases did the women report being hurt but police are still looking for the manual. they say he is -- the man. they say he's out there. he's either 5'6", 5'7" in height, maybe middle eastern. if you know anything, you're being asked to call the loudoun sheriff's office or nova community college police. >> the police report add similar attack last friday at the annandale campus but they say thanks to alert bystanders that situation was stopped and no one was hurt. they spent a decade locked in the cleveland home of madman ariel castro. almost six months after their daring escape, amanda berry and gina dejesus are ready to talk
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about their story. >> i'm really drawn to the power of how people cope. how do you do that? you can't ever answer the question why people are so horrible to each other but you can answer the question about when hardship happens, how you get through it. >> jordan says the women are speaking exclusively to her in part because their trusted attorney was best friends with her late brother and that attorney recruited jordan. ariel castro killed himself in prison. he tried to protect his c worker from a gunman and was killed in the process. police are still looking for the shooter caught on video in the lobby of the clarion hotel in oxon hill. see if you can help identify him. that's the gunman right there behind the counter. he walked in around 10:00 monday night, forced a female employee to empty the cash box. as he tried to leave the hotel, this man, the restaurant manager jesse alexis chavez stood between the crook and the door. he was shot and killed.
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the chavez family is still in shock. >> i don't want him to hurt anybody el. -- anybody else. we have so many people gathering here because we miss him. >> we do have the story on our website wusa9.com. you can look at these surveillance pictures to see if you can identify this manual. you can see him on your screen right now. police call police if you can help. members of the d.c. council have invited the public to testify at a public hearing today on a bill to decriminalize small apartments of marijuana. supporters of -- amounts of marijuana. supporters say d.c.'s -- [indiscernible] three months since the drug was legalized for medical use, city health officials say only 59 patients have registered to biomedical marijuana. advocates claim that's because of d.c.'s strict rules for using the drug. the city allows medical marijuana use only for people
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with h.i.v. or aids, cancer and a few other chronic conditions. many of these diseases make it hard for a patient to eat and scientists say the active ingredient in marijuana helps users regain their appetite. well, if you love pizza, we have a couple of places that you need to check out. according to the daily meal website, two of america's best pizzas are made right here in the d.c. area. two amy's pizza in northwest d.c. has the 20th ranked pizza in the nation according to the website. they say their tomato sauce and mozzarella is the one they like. cupetella makes 26th. pupatalla is in arlington. it should come as no surprise that 30 of the top 100 pizzas
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are from new york pizzerias. >> spent most of the weekend with pbs on and it was about pizzas and burgers in d.c. pupatalla with us one. it just made my mouth water. oh, my goodness. our time 4:38. apple unveils a slimmer, faster tablet along with a new lineup of macs. >> monika says no issues to the road so far. of course it is only 4:38. of course it is only 4:38. a little bit of rain out gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli opposed closing the gun show loophole - against comprehensive background checks at gun shows for
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criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. siding with the nra and undermining law enforcement. no wonder the washington post calls cuccinelli polarizing, provocative and partisan. cuccinelli. too extreme for virginia independence usa pac sponsored this ad.
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4:41. rain especially south and southeast of d.c. this morning. a much different air mass is
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moving in. a much colder air mass. 52 here. we have 30s well north and west of us this morning. so early rain, especially south and southeast of d.c. we have agent light rain in the district now. mostly cloudy, blustery, isolated showers, temperatures only topping out into the mid and upper 50s. colder air on the way. we check in with monika. another look at timesaver traffic. >> in this case no news is good news. on the northbound side of i-95, for example, great as you head up from dale city right up to here in springfield and 395 to the 14th street bridge. 66 to the roosevelt bridge and 295 to the 11th street bridge. back to you guys. 4:41. time for the first your money segment ever the morning. >> jessica is off so here's alexis christoforous with today's headlines. >> reporter: the s&p 500 is on track for its best year in a decade. the stock market index which is tied to many investors' 401(k) plans and mutual funds is up 23% so far this year. stocks rose tuesday after a
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weaker than expected unemployment report had traders betting the fed will hold off on tapering a stimulus program until next year. the dow jones industrial average rallied 75 points. the nasdaq added 9 and a half. expect earnings reports today from companies include boeing, caterpillar, eli lilly and u.s. airways. apple unfailed a faster tablet and a new lineup of macs just in time for the holidays. the company also announced its later operating system for mac computers is now available for free. and if you plan on shopping thanksgiving day, you will have plenty of retailers to choose from. kohl's now joins wal-mart, macy's, jcpenney and others who are opening their doors 8:00 p.m. thanksgiving day to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season but a new survey finds most people will do their christmas shopping from the comfort of their home or office. for the first time more consumers are expected to shop online for the holidays than in brick and mortar stores.
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that's your money watch. for the latest business news, follow me on twitter at alexiscbsnews. i'm alexis christoforous. it is 4:43. time for a first look at today's question of the morning. in a recent survey, 60% of men say they worry about this. is it a, going bald, b, retirement savings, c, eternal bachelorhood. >> this one seems easy. give it some thought. share your responses on our facebook fan page. we'll read some of those on tv and have the answer in
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it is 4:45 on this wednesday morning. it's cold outside. >> it's nothing compared to what's coming. we're in the 50s still in d.c. >> so we're good. >> going to be in the 30s by tomorrow morning here. i think by friday morning
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potentially the first freeze of the season for some of you north and west. and it's in the 30s in spots north and west now in martinsburg. they've had breaks but still 50s south and east where we have cloudiness and rain falling. here's a look at our day planner on this wednesday morning. temperatures are going to be climbing by afternoon with some sunny breaks. back into the mid and upper 50s here. 58, 57, 59, in take range. 54 by 7:00 and 50 by 9:00. look at those winds, west, northwest 10 to 15, even gusting 20 or so. so it's going to be a little breezy, too. first things first. we've been watching some moisture lift out of virginia toward our neck of the woods now and toward maryland, the eastern shore. we've got an upper level low, a clipper system coming with a little snow there from indiana and western ohio. but that will provide some rain and snow shower in the mountains, maybe an isolated shower here later. this morning we've got rain. i kind of filtered out the lightest of the rain. there's a lot of noise in the radar. we'll show you what's happening. two line of showers, one of
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these coming from newland to st. mary's county and broken showers just east of culpeper scattered across areas in stafford into prince william as well, dumfries, going into charles county. from la plata north especially, the rain moderate now. this is going toward southern prince george's county, tracking toward northern calvert, southern anne arundel. most is south of upper marlboro in clinton. headed toward dunkirk. you head across the bay, you're running into some showers also from st. michaels to just east of queenstown. in denton the showers are off to the west. looks like you have some hours that will be moving in the next hour. temperatures are a big difference. we had -- where we had clear skies it got down to the 40s. with the clouds and rain, 40s and mid-50s. we're 40 in lovettsville. annapolis 53. out west reston 46 and white oak this morning at 45 degrees. outside on our michael & son
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weather camera, still some good visibility, cloudy skies and light rain showers at reagan national. 52 degrees with a northeast wind at 6 and the barometer is steady at 2981. got the cold up -- cold still up here in the northern part of the country. expects snow in places like snow shoe and even wisp will see some snow. not enough to do anything with but the first of the season. this will give us showers later today. behind it then the cold gets reinforced so it's only going to get chillier the next couple of days. today 57, 58. a.m. rage. annual isolated shower. that -- an isolated shower. that rain mainly south of d.c. low 30s. i think just above freezing as the winds will stay up west 5 to 10 and the cold spots just about freezing. tomorrow 55, blustery. 38 tomorrow night. i think friday morning the cold spots will be in the upper 20s so could be the first freeze of the season for some of you. 52 on friday. that will be the coldest day.
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some moderation but still cool over the weekend. should be nice for the homecoming games for maryland and also howard. navy is playing pittsburgh. their homecoming game, too. back to 6 on by monday. let's check in with monika samtani early on this wednesday. we're still in pretty good shape. yes, we are. no issues to report all around town and coming in from the south, you know this is where we always, always worry. on the northbound side of 95, though, no issues at all, dale city to woodbridge, all wait to springfield. the beltway looks good in alexandria, springfield, up into tysons. no problems on 395 to the 14th street bridge. let's take a live look outside. here's what it looks like in southern maryland and route 50 and route 301 from bowie. no problems to report as you head into the beltway and then through cheverly into the northeast corridor. let's go back to the maps. 270 still in great shape. no brake lights yet out of frederick down to the point where the lanes divide.
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we're in good shape on i-70 and 355 heading into rockville. we'll end with one more live look outside. if you're planning to head in on the dulles toll road this is on route 28. no issues from the airport all the way to the beltway. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. 4:50. only 09 this morning, have you ever gotten so angry with your teenager you don't have that to worry about yet, that you wanted to send them off to siberia? >> that sounds like a joke but an area mother actually did that. we have a gut wrenching story that spans two continents. >> i want my mom. i need my mom. i need my home. i don't have anything here. >> reporter: sophia petrova was a 15-yard freshman at chantilly high school in virginia when her mother brought her to the airport and told her she was going on a three-week vacation
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to siberia to meet her birth father. >> it was almost like a living nightmare. >> when sophia landed, she says her mother changed her story and said she'd be there for a long time. >> to be tricked by her own birth mother. for her birth mother, i want to say what in the world are you doing? >> who would do that? what kind of human would send her daughter to another country and not want her? >> born in russia, sophia came to the united states at the age of 2. her mother had a student visa. sophia is now living in sigh bear ya more than 5800 miles from chantilly. >> it's one thing for someone to say it. it's another to actually do it. >> sophia says when she arrived, she spoke no russian
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and her birth father spoke no english. >> i guess it was a form of punishment maybe. >> reporter: in two lengthy e- mails, her mother and stepfather james, ironically an immigration attorney, describes sophia's behavior as uncontrol oobl. failing classes at school, stealing more than $100 from her parents, running away from home, using drugs and bringing boys into the house without permission. >> she never did drugs. she never smoked, nothing. >> reporter: her stepfather wrote, the behavior was becoming worse and we saw no solution. >> i would be happy just to be on american soil. >> reporter: sophia's mother added, sending sophia to her father, grandparents, uncle, aunt and cousin was not an easy choice but it was the right choice. >> just to send a child to a different country where she
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doesn't know the language, doesn't know anybody and just ship her off, it doesn't make sense to me. >> reporter: sophia's friends in virginia or now scrambling to try and bring her back to the u.s. before she turns 18 in parch. sophia says the embassy in moscow told her the chances of getting a visa will diminish when she becomes an adult. >> there was hard -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: after several tumultuous months living with her birth father, sophia went to a children's center, plunged into a deep depression she says she tried to kill herself. >> he told me that her dad is an alcoholic and beats her. >> reporter: today at 17, sophia is on her own, living in the siberian hotel where she works. >> financially i support myself. i work 60 hours a week. i pay for my school tuition right now. >> reporter: in a series of heartbreaking e-mails, one of
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sophia's teachers corroborated her story of dire conditions at her birth father's home. >> i hope she understands that i'm not doing this to make her look bad. i'm doing it just because i don't have any other options. >> reporter: in chantilly, virginia, andrea mccarren, wusa9. >> at this point sophia's parents have not completely ruled out helping her return to the united states but they told her she needs to recognize her mistakes, show them her behavior has improved. she told andrea she believes her behavior already has improved and she's still hoping to come home. >> it seems tough but... >> she was with family. >> and she was destructive at home and the message wasn't getting through here. >> as we're both parents and you kind of think, you've got to try something and there is another parent who is responsible for her upbringing. that's a tough situation. still ahead, it is 4:55 now. coming up next, something to think about at 105 years old,
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do you think you would be sharp enough to try high school? at 105 this guy next. >> but first, howard is up with the forecast. the forecast. if gun without a background check.. ithe dangerously mentally ill. criminals. endangering our families. ken cuccinelli opposed closing the gun show loophole - against comprehensive background checks at gun shows for criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. siding with the nra and undermining law enforcement. no wonder the washington post calls cuccinelli polarizing, provocative and partisan. cuccinelli. too extreme for virginia independence usa pac sponsored this ad.
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coming up on 4:58. cloudy skies, light rain. heavier showers south and southeast. we'll be mostly cloudy this
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afternoon. we'll see temperatures climb into the upper 50s here with a brisk wind and isolated showers still possible. let's go over to monika and find out how things are looking early on this wednesday. they're looking pretty good actually. a bit of volume forming 270 southbound out of frederick but here in clarksburg, you're still in good shape down to the point where the lanes divide. there are no issues across the american legion bridge into tysons corner and we're still good from the west on 66 and the dulles toll road. more in a few minutes. >> thanks, monika. a pennsylvania man is celebrating some rare milestones. the first bill moore just turned 105 years old. second, he just earned his high school diploma. here's the story. in 1926 moore was looking forward to graduating from st. joseph's prep in montgomery county, pennsylvania. but his family's circumstances forced him into a different reality. >> after my sophomore year, my mother said bill, your father's
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plant is moving. we have to move up there for him to keep his job. >> moore and his wife just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. he told his daughter he only had one regret, not finishing high school and that's when prep's president stepped in and made sure moore got his diploma. >> happy birthday, happy anniversary. good morning. thank you for watching wusa9 at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. hopefully we can tell you something that will warm your heart because you'll need it. it's cold outside. >> it's only going to get colder says howard. good morning. i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika. >> seat warmers today. >> really, the 50s and you have the seat warmers on? >> yes. and i'm not alone either. >> what are you going to do when it's 30 outside? >> it's so cold.
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>> weather wise, let give you the forecast because we've got some rain showers out there this morning, especially south and east and east of town. much colder up north. 30s in martinsburg and western maryland right now. 50 by 9:00 here in the district. cloudy and 54. could be a passing shower in spots and looking at upper 50s for highs with sun breaking out in areas later on. so the rain this morning is south and southeast but another system in the midwest will give mountain rain and snow showers and a chance of a shower here later on. look at the rain. we have moderate rain south of warrenton west of fredricksburg into southern maryland. a line of showers newland toward st. mary's county. heavier stuff we're watching is waldorf toward upper marlboro tracking to the east, northeast. that's going to head in northern calvert and southern anne arundel counties. let's check in with monika on this wednesday morning with timesaver traffic. where is everybody? we're not going to say anything. we're good with .

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