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DAYBREAK DAILY: Obama pushes for transportation funds for states

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ABC7 WEATHER: Hot and humid. Spotty morning showers followed by strong storms in the evening. Highs in the mid-90s. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP

‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports –two people are dead following a triple shooting in D.C. Sunday; Maryland officials want to see big changes to the Route 1 corridor in College Park; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.

2 DEAD IN TRIPLE SHOOTING IN D.C.: District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. Police arrested 36-year-old Jimmie Fleming of Washington on charges of first-degree murder while armed and assault with intent to kill. http://wj.la/1jFlUWx

OBAMA PUSHES FOR TRANSPORTATION FUNDS: President Barack Obama will press Congress this week to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states.

The White House says Obama will discuss the issue during remarks Tuesday at a facility in Virginia that tests new technologies for highway transportation. He'll also tout the need to invest in the nation's infrastructure Thursday during a trip to Delaware, where he'll announce an initiative to increase private sector investment.

House and Senate committees took steps last week toward shoring up the federal Highway Trust Fund.

The administration has warned that by early August the fund will no longer have enough money to cover promised aid to states, and the government will begin to stretch out payments. States have been told to expect a 28 percent reduction in aid on average. http://apne.ws/1sSZgtz

BETHESDA BOMBING SUSPECT ARRESTED: Police say a man suspected of detonating explosives at his father-in-law's home in a domestic dispute has been arrested in northern Virginia. Montgomery County Police say 36-year-old Marc Cassell and his wife are involved in an ongoing divorce and custody dispute. http:// wj.la/1oxHY14

LEESBURG TARGET SECURITY GUARD FIRED: A security officer who worked at a Target store in Leesburg for eight years says he was fired after reporting shoplifting by a man who may have been a sheriff's deputy.

Security officer Dallas Northington tells The Washington Post he responded to the May shoplifting case the way he always did, by filing a report with Leesburg police and providing surveillance video.

But days after this report, the suspect retired from the sheriff's office and Northington was fired. Northington says Target officials told him he violated procedure by not filling out paperwork before contacting police. http://wj.la/1ygu3ng

CARGO SHIPMENT HEADED TO SPACE: A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a cargo ship Sunday from the Virginia coast. Daylight limited visibility, but sky-gazers from North Carolina to New Jersey still had a shot at seeing the rising rocket.

The unmanned capsule, called Cygnus, contains more than 3,000 pounds of supplies, much of it food. Also on board: mini-satellites, science samples and experimental exercise outfits. NASA says the new type of clothing is resistant to bacteria and odor buildup. So the astronauts won't smell as much during their two hours of daily workout.

Cygnus is due at the 260-mile-high outpost Wednesday.

This is Orbital's third station shipment. NASA is paying for the service.
Saturday marked the 5,000th day of continuous human habitation in orbit. http://bit.ly/1wl0YUW

CHURCH OF ENGLAND TO VOTE ON WOMEN BISHOPS: The Church of England is expected to vote today on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops. The Church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, is meeting in York, northern England. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told BBC, "the votes I think are there." Two years ago, similar legislation failed to reach a two-thirds majority among the General Synod, despite approval from bishops and clergy. http://abcn.ws/U9kKGH

“ARCHIE” TO DIE A HERO: Veronica, Betty and Jughead - say so long to Archie. The cartoon character that's entertained people for almost 75 years will die a hero. In Wednesday's installment of "Life with Archie," the freckle-faced icon will take a bullet for his gay best friend Kevin Keller. Keller is a married military veteran and newly elected senator who's pushing for more gun control in Riverdale after his husband was involved in a shooting. http://abcn.ws/1oW3Pkt

KERRY, IRAN TO TALK NUCLEAR WEAPONS: The deadline for a deal with Iran over its nuclear program is just days away and Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to make it happen.

He meets today with Iran's top diplomat in a bid to advance the faltering nuclear negotiations.

The talks come a day after Kerry and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany failed to reach a breakthrough on uranium enrichment and other sticky issues. http://apne.ws/1m9ZXsU

SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-3; Germany wins the World Cup: http://wj.la/1rps9gt

TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: The federal government is considering housing some immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, Maryland. Republican Rep. Andy Harris says he'll try to block the move. http://wj.la/1kRMjLi

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