Christie and Fiorina drop out of Republican presidential campaign
After a disappointing New Hampshire primary for both Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina, the two presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns. Sources say the decision by the Christie and Fiorina campaigns was expected after the two finished 6th and 7th place in New Hampshire, respectively. Christie and Fiorina have both been polling between 1-4% since November. Christie released a statement saying, “today, I leave the race without an ounce of regret.”
Department of Justice sues Ferguson
The Department of Justice has filed a civil rights suit against the city of Ferguson Missouri. The suit was filed almost immediately after Ferguson rejected an agreement to overhaul its beleaguered criminal justice system, and to address wide spread of allegations of abuses from the police department. Federal and local authorities spent the past several months working on the agreement, which would deny police officers the right to arrest and individual without probable cause. Ferguson city officials have called the suit a risky move by the Obama administration.
Man stabbed in hospital
In Northeastern Washington, a man was stabbed as he slept on a chair in a hospital waiting room. Metropolitan police say the incident occurred early Tuesday morning at Province Hospital.The perpetrator of the crime, Janet Daniels, 29, is being held on charge of assault with the intent to kill. Authorities are claiming there is no connection between Daniels and the man stabbed, and that the attack was completely random.
Transgender bathroom bill dies in legislative panel
A Virginia legislative panel has effectively killed a measure regarding transgender bathroom rights at public schools. The legislation would have deemed that transgender students must use the bathroom of their biological sex, rather than the sex they identify with. Sources say the bill lost its endorsement by an 8-13 vote. Supporters of the bill have said it was designed to protect students’ privacy, but opponents have claimed it is a violation of transgender rights.
Suburban shopping center gunfire leaves 2 deputies dead
A gunman shot and killed a sheriff’s deputy in a crowded restaurant Wednesday afternoon. Subsequently, an exchange of gunfire between police and the shooter occurred at a shopping center not far from the restaurant. At the shopping center, the suspect and another deputy were killed. The motives of the shooter, 67-year-old Brian Evans are unknown; however, sources are claiming the deputy killed in the restaurant was targeted for his uniform, for no civilians were injured or shot at.
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