5 things you need to know Tuesday

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, July 8.

1. A quiet Tuesday morning, t-storms possible this PM

Get ready for another hot day in the District. There's a chance for some storms Tuesday evening, and Tuesday night could be heavy. Storm chances increase as a cold front approaches Wednesday. FORECAST

2. President Obama to unveil new border budget request

The Obama administration is expected to provide details Tuesday on a new budget request designed in part to cope with the massive increase in illegal border crossings by immigrants from Central America. MORE

3. Bill to legalize pot in DC could make Nov. ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections is working to verify more than 57,000 signatures on a petition to put a referendum on legalizing marijuana on the ballot this November. MORE

4. Silver Line will link Smithsonian's space museum

When Metro's new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum's locations in D.C. and northern Virginia. MORE

5. Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal over concussions in the NFL. The original deal had a cap of $675 million in damages. The new agreement removes that limit. MORE


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