Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – August 23, 2016


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James Carville: People need Clinton Foundation to survive

Democratic strategist and Clinton supporter James Carville said Monday that people will die if there is a complete shutdown of the Clinton Foundation. “The press has decided that we’re going to go after this and shut it down,” Carville said. “You are probably going to be successful. There will be people that are going to die because of this.” Bill Clinton announced that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, the Clinton Foundation will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations. The changes to the Foundation’s donation policy come as critics accused Hillary Clinton of leading an alleged pay-to-play operation while she was at the State Department. “The Foundation negotiated drugs prices to lower Malaria drugs by 89 percent,” Carville said. “The Clinton Foundation was taking no money for the Clintons, raising money from rich people and giving it to poor people.”


Tyra Banks to teach at Stanford University

Supermodel turned talk show host Tyra Banks is set to lecture and co-teach a class at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business on creating and protecting brands. About 25 graduate students will be able to enroll in the two week course called “Project You: Building and Extending your Personal Brand” that will be taught in May. This will be Banks’ first time teaching. “I’m beyond excited to teach,” Banks wrote on Twitter on Monday. “It’s in my blood and I can’t wait to meet my students.” As for modeling advice, Banks tweeted, “And there will be no Smizing course. Sorry to disappoint.”

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White House says feds doing their part in flood response

President Barack Obama is making his first visit to southern Louisiana after a flood ravaged the state to ensure the many thousands whose homes, schools and businesses have been damaged that their recovery has been made a priority. “The survivors of the flooding in Louisiana are not well served by a political discussion; they’re well served by a competent, effective, strong, coordinated government response,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday. “And the federal government has certainly done our part in the first eight to 10 days after this disaster, but there’s a long road ahead.” Obama was criticized for choosing to finish his family’s two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard before inspecting the flood damage personally and meeting with local residents. “I think the effectiveness of the response thus far speaks for itself,” Earnest said. “And I think frankly, it’s the most effective way to answer any of the politically motivated criticism that the president has faced.”


Sailor accused of trying to hire hit man to kill wife

A Navy sailor has been charged with trying to kill his estranged wife by trying to hire a hit man. Chadwick Ghesquiere was willing to pay a hit man about $50,000 in life insurance money, court documents say, plus 80 Adderall pills that had been prescribed to him by the Navy. He was arrested last week and ordered held without bond Friday. Federal agents learned of the alleged plot from one of the Ghesquiere’s friends, court documents say. The friend said that the 38-year-old and his wife were getting divorced and that he didn’t want to pay child support.


Firefighters determine cause of Baltimore Fire to be candles

Authorities say the Baltimore house fire that left an infant girl in critical condition last week was caused by candles lit during a power outage. Fire department investigators said thunderstorms had knocked down the power Monday Aug. 14 in the Eastwood neighborhood, prompting residents of the second-floor rowhouse to light candles. An open flame from the candle started the fire. An 8-month-old girl who was trapped upstairs and carried out by firefighters remains in critical condition, authorities say. Officials urged families to use flashlights during outages and to never leave candles unattended.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Baltimore Orioles 4 – 3 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

Aug 23 8 PM Steven Tyler…Out on a Limb, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 24 8 PM Jesse Royal, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 24 8 PM Seal, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 26 8 PM Orishas, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 26 8 PM Fillmore Flashback: 80’s vs 90’s Dance Party featuring Biz Markie, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

Aug 27 8 PM Summer Soul Experience with Tank, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

Aug 27 8:30 PM Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge & Maren Morris, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

Aug 28 1:30 PM Go‑Go Brunch Ft. Be’la Dona, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

Aug 28 7 PM Washington Mystics vs. San Antonio Stars, Verizon Center, Washington, DC


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