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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, August 7:

1. Pleasantly warm Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday look great with lots of sun and low humidity. The weekend looks a bit unsettled. Showers will be possible both days, more likely west and south of DC. FORECAST

2. Aide: Maureen McDonnell was a "nut bag"

Mary Shea Sutherland, former chief of staff to Maureen McDonnell, painted an ugly picture of the first lady during her testimony on Wednesday. Sutherland testified that the she told investigators that Mrs. McDonnell was a "nut bag" and was tired of being her "babysitter." FULL STORY

3. DC council questioned over Vegas conference spending

Approximately $14,000 in tax dollars was spent on a conference trip to Vegas, approved by the Council's Secretary. Mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is among those in question for spending. FULL STORY

4. Clerk killed at gas station in Hanover, suspect sought

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the death of a clerk at a gas station in Hanover on Thursday morning. READ MORE

5. Hawaii to be hit by 1-2 hurricane punch

A one-two weather punch gained strength and churned closer to Hawaii as residents braced for the first hurricane to strike the state in more than two decades. READ MORE

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