CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 10, 2016



Sanders and Trump win New Hampshire primaries

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the respective winners of the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire. The two party outsiders swept the polls and won by significant margins. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary after he received 60% of the votes versus Clinton’s 39%. On the other hand, Donald Trump received 34% of Republican votes with John Kasich, the second place Republican, coming in at 16%. The Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primaries are on Saturday, February 20th.


Supreme Court to block Obama’s carbon emissions measure

A divided Supreme Court has decided to halt President Barack Obama’s plan to address climate change until legal discrepancies are resolved. The plan sought to reduce carbon emissions at power plants by 1/3 by 2030. A mostly Republican 27-state coalition first brought the issue to the Supreme Court by calling Obama’s plan, “an unprecedented power grab.” Appellate arguments are to begin on June 2nd.


Mayor says council’s paid leave proposal too broad

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has said Washington’s council proposal for an up to 12-week paid leave measure is too broad for her support. Bowser has stated that as a Democrat, she supports paid leave for new parents. However, the measure proposed by the District of Columbia council also offers paid leave to those with medical conditions, or those who need to care for a sick relative. Muriel Bowser has stated the bill would provide paid leave for, “almost an unlimited number of occurrences.”


Man fires gun at Virginia hospital

At 1:30 this morning, police responded to an incident at Reston Hospital Center. Police were alerted that a 53-year-old man, with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun shot wound, could not get into the hospital through the main entrance, so he fired a gunshot to get in. When hospital personnel approached him, he showed his handgun and again fired. Nobody was hurt in this incident, and hospital personnel were able to convince the man to turn over his handgun.


Officers involved in Freddie Gray case oppose trial delays

Two Baltimore police officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray are opposing Maryland’s motion to delay their trial hearings. The state is looking to delay their hearings until appellate courts decide whether other officers can be compelled to testify against those charged. Defense attorneys of the officers have said the state’s motion denies their defendants the right to a speedy trial. The officers themselves have called Maryland’s decision a “transparent subterfuge.”

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSQuinnipiac Polls Courtesy of


Clinton: 44%

Sanders: 42%


Trump: 31%

Cruz: 22%

Rubio: 19%

Carson: 6%

Bush: 3%

Kasich: 3%

Christie: 3%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORESWashington Wizards: 2/9/16 Washington Wizards 111 v. New York Knicks 108

Washington Capitals: 2/9/16 Washington Capitals 5 v. Nashville Predators 3

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER


DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY“I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'”

-Kurt Vonnegut




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