Clinton defends against Trump attacks
Hillary Clinton issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation on Wednesday amid claims from Donald Trump accusing Clinton of using her time in public office for personal gain. “What Trump has said is ridiculous,” Clinton said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “My work as secretary of state was not influenced by any outside forces. I made policy decisions based on what I thought was right.” Trump recently attacked the Clinton Foundation, saying foreign governments and businesses only give when they get something in return. “It is impossible to figure out where the Clinton Foundation ends and the State Department begins,” Trump said Tuesday night at a rally in Austin, Texas. “The specific crimes committed to carry out that enterprise are too numerous to cover in this speech.” “I know there’s a lot of smoke, and there’s no fire,” Clinton said.
Leslie Jones’ website taken down after hack
“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones’ personal website is down after the actress was reportedly being targeted by hackers Wednesday. The hackers reportedly posted some of Jones’ personal information on the site, such as nude photographs, and a video of the slain Cincinnati Zoo gorilla. The attack was reminiscent of racially charged harassment Jones faced last month on Twitter. After news of the hack broke, celebrities – including Katy Perry, Questlove and Octavia Spencer – took to Twitter to show their support for Jones. Last month, Jones spoke to Seth Meyers about the insults she receives on Twitter. “Unfortunately I’m used to insults, but what scared me was the injustice of a gang of people jumping against you for such a sick cause,” she told Meyers. “It’s so gross and mean and unnecessary.”
National Park Service to create ‘living emblem’
The National Park Service is creating a giant, living version of its emblem on the National Mall on Thursday. The park service says more than 1,000 people will use brown, green and white umbrellas to recreate the emblem. The first 1,000 people to arrive will get to keep their umbrella and a T-shirt commemorating their participation. The park service says it will take on aerial photograph of the emblem that it will share on the National Mall and Memorial Parks website and social media. The emblem contains elements that symbolize major facets of the national park system, the park service says.
Pentagon simulation crash exercise schedule for Thursday
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency will conduct a simulated helicopter crash and mass casualty exercise Thursday at the Pentagon Mall Terrace and Heliport. First responders from the Arlington County Fire & Rescue, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Station 161 and Crash Team, DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic and the American Red Cross will be involved in the exercise. It will be held on the north side of the Pentagon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will not disrupt normal access to the Pentagon.
Police investigating body found in home in Rosedale
A police investigation is underway after finding a decomposing body at a home in Rosedale. Baltimore County Police say they found the body after they received a call from a concerned relative on Tuesday evening that led them to the home on Chapel Hill Drive. Police say the relative became concerned after not being able to get in contact with the home’s female resident for several weeks. The body is being taken to a medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, police say. The homicide unit is investigating, police say, but the case is currently classified as a death investigation.
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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