5 things you need to know Friday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Friday, Aug. 29:

1. A spectacular Friday, Isolated Storms Saturday

Friday will be another spectacular day, with lots of sun and low humidity. Things will change as we head into the holiday weekend, though. It'll be hot & more humid with some mainly afternoon showers and T-storms. FULL FORECAST (http://on.wusa9.com/1gceO4R)

2. Closing arguments set for Friday, McDonnell forgives Williams

Testimony has been completed in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, and closing arguments will begin Friday. FULL STORY (http://on.wusa9.com/1nHHV38)

3. RG III, Cousins sit, Redskins beat Bucs 24-10

Colt McCoy threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Washington Redskins to a 24-10 preseason-ending victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night. READ MORE (http://on.wusa9.com/YZUS2N)

4. Poll: Amid foreign crises, more Americans support U.S. action

In a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll, Americans see the world as a more dangerous place and the U.S. role as diminished. Even with a war-weary public, that has helped convince a growing number that it's time for the United States to do more around the globe. FULL STORY (http://on.wusa9.com/1rDRPtN)

5.Ebola vaccine trials to be held in Maryland

The battle to put a stop to Ebola ravaging West Africa starts right here in our area. 20 local volunteers will potentially put themselves at risk starting next week in an Ebola vaccine test trial. READ MORE (http://on.wusa9.com/1sOCu5F)


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