Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 17, 2016


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Trump evokes Cold War to boost campaign

On Monday, Donald Trump drew an analogy between the dangers once posed by the Soviet Union and the more recent dangers of Islamic Terrorism. “In winning the Cold War, President Ronald Reagan repeatedly touted the superiority of freedom over communism and called the USSR the Evil Empire,” Trump said in a major speech in Ohio. “Just as we won the Cold War in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so too must we take on the ideology of radical Islam.” He went on to use the U.S. approach to the Soviet Union in the 1950s as a way to approach battling terrorism, such as using “ideological tests” for would-be immigrants. “In addition to scraping out all members of the sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any hostile attitude towards our country or its principles, or who believed Sharia law should supplant American law,” he said.


‘I Am Cait’ canceled

Caitlyn Jenner’s television show “I Am Cait” will not be returning for a third season. Jenner broke the news Tuesday via Twitter, writing, “After 2 amazing seasons of @IAmCait, it’s time for the next adventure. Thank you E! & thank you to the best girlfriends I could ask for!” The show was initially praised as a major moment for the transgender community. However, Jenner’s politics, at times, made her the target of backlash. “We are incredibly proud of the two seasons of ‘I Am Cait,’ a groundbreaking docu-series that sparked an important and unprecedented global conversation about transgender people, their struggles and triumphs,” the E! network wrote in a statement. “Caitlyn and E! have mutually decided not to move forward with another season at this time. She will always remain a part of the E! family, and we look forward to continue following her journey as she appears on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians.'”

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Women secretly recorded by DC Rabbi seek $100M in lawsuit

A group of women who were secretly videotaped by a D.C. rabbi announced Tuesday that they are seeking $100 million in a lawsuit. The lawsuit was expanded Tuesday to include the Orthodox court that oversaw Rabbi Barry Freundel, Beth Din of America. Freundel was convicted of voyeurism after he pleaded guilty to taping 52 women as they prepared for the ritual bath known as mikvah. “The women who were going to the mikvah expected a sacred and private space,” said Alexandra Harwin, senior litigation counsel with Sanford Heisler LLC. “And that is a space that was invaded by Rabbi Freundel, and those invasions were facilitated by the other religious institutional defendants in this action.”


Fairfax City Council votes unanimously to select new interim mayor

The Fairfax City Council voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday night to select former city council member Steven Stombres as the new interim mayor for the City of Fairfax. Stombres will take over for former Mayor Richard Silverthorne, who resigned last week following an arrest and drug charges, and hold the position until a special election on Feb. 7. “Mr. Stombres has served on the council before and has the ability to hit the ground running,” said Councilman Jeffrey Greenfield. “Everyone is saddened by what happened…but the city recognizes that we had a path we had to follow.”


Prince George’s police to begin using body cameras in fall

Prince George’s County police want to start phasing in body cameras for police officers starting in fall. “We are planning to go operational in October of this year,” said Carlos Acosta, the inspector general for the county police. Acosta made the announcement Tuesday night during a “Know Your Rights” forum. “It’s a small, rectangular, black object [that]looks a lot like the back of a cellphone. It will mount to the center of the chest of the officer,” he said. He also said the officers will be able to turn the cameras on and off. “I think it affects behavior on both sides of the camera. Both the officer wearing it and the citizen involved, if they know they’re being recorded, I think people act differently. We’ll find out. I’ve seen some studies that show otherwise, but my belief is it absolutely will affect [behavior]in a positive manner,” Acosta said.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Colorado Rockies 6 – 2 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics

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Aug 19 7 PM Prophets of Rage ‑ Make America Rage Again Tour, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

Aug 20 8 PM Dru Hill, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Bob Saget, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 20 8 PM Chrisette Michele, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD99_logo

Aug 21 8:30 PM Black Sabbath, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA



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