Trump defends calling Clinton ‘bigot’
Donald Trump defended calling Hillary Clinton a ‘bigot’ on Thursday, arguing that she knows her policies are destined to fail minority communities, which is a personal reflection on her. “She is a bigot,” he said to CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “She is selling them down the tubes because she’s not doing anything for those communities. She talks a good game. But she doesn’t do anything.” When asked if he believed Clinton personally hated black people, Trump said, “Her policies are bigoted because she knows they’re not going to work.” Clinton responded to Trump’s initial remarks on Wednesday, saying he was “taking a hate movement mainstream. He’s brought it into his campaign.”
Feds open investigation into alleged Leslie Jones website hack
According to Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Marsha Catron federal law enforcement agencies have begun investigating the alleged hacking of comedian Leslie Jones’ website. “US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York has an open investigation into this matter,” Catron said in a statement. “As a matter of agency policy, we are unable to disclose any details related to an active investigation.” Jones’ website was hacked Wednesday, and hackers posted her personal information and racist images on the side, which has since been taken down.
Obama plans to expand national monument in Hawaii
President Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii to create the world’s largest marine protected area. The expansion will quadruple the size of the monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006 and will create a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species. The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will contain around 582,578 square miles. The monument bans commercial fishing, but recreational fishing will still be allowed through a permit. Scientific research and the removal of fish and other resources for Native Hawaiian cultural practices will also be allowed. “By expanding the monument, President Obama has increased protections for one of the most biologically and culturally significant places on the planet” said Joshua S. Reichert, an executive vice president at Pew.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued for hepatitis A link
The Virginia Department of Health reports there are 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Virginia linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The source of the contamination is believed to be frozen strawberries from Egypt, which have since been removed and replaced by other strawberries from other sources. A Virginia man who says he bought several smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafe earlier this month is suing the company for $100,000. The lawsuit says the man started feeling achy and getting headaches around August 12, after which his symptoms worsened. He was hospitalized, according to the suit, from August 19-22 and he continues to suffer from complications.
4 juveniles charged in Maryland playground fire
Maryland officials say four juveniles have been charged in a playground fire in Aberdeen. The fire did tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the Victory Street Park playground. Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set and that it was started by four juveniles ages 9, 10, 13, and 14, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a statement. Each of the four juveniles has been charged with first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property. The Aberdeen Fire Department estimates the cost of the damage of the playground to be between $80,000 and $120,000. The playground equipment was insured, says Mayor Patrick McGrady, and the playground will be rebuilt.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
Washington Capitals: End of Season
Washington Redskins: End of Season
Washington Nationals: Baltimore Orioles 0 – 4 Washington Nationals
Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics
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