CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 15, 2016


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Antonin Scalia’s body flown back to Virginia

In Washington, D.C., an American flag flies half-staffed in front of the Supreme Court in honor of Justice Antonin Scalia. His body was taken to a West Texas airport to later be flown back to Virginia. The Scalia family reports that no additional autopsy was needed to determine his death. They strongly believe that he died of natural cause.


Missing man found dead in Prince George’s County

Osama El-Atari, 37, from Leesburg, Virginia was reported missing on Thursday. El-Atari was found shot dead on Saturday at 3:40 p.m. inside a pick-up truck in the 9000 block of Armstrong Lane in Upper Marlboro. Police are still searching for the shooter, as police can not pinpoint a motive for the murder. A $25,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that will lead to an arrest.


Disney cruise rescues suspected migrants

A Disney cruise ship headed towards the Cayman Islands picked up 12 suspected migrants southeast of Cuba on Sunday.  The U.S. Coast Guard reported the rescue. The group of suspected migrants were found around 8 p.m. on Saturday.  The Disney Wonder was heading from Miami to Grand Cayman. The 12 Cuban migrants were on a “rustic” vessel, U.S. Coast Guard 7th District spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said. Rios added that it’s not clear if the migrants were heading to the United States.


Obama to name Scalia’s replacement; McConnell to block nomination

President Barack Obama is left to fill the Supreme Court seat of deceased Justice Antonin Scalia. Immediately following Scalia’s death, Obama announced that he would be choosing a justice nominee to replace Scalia.    Republican leaders and leading Republican presidential candidates are demanding that the lame duck president wait and allow the new president to choose the justice after the election.  Senator Mitch McConnell stated that the voters should decide who will be the next Supreme Court justice with the election of the president later this year.  McConnell threatened to block Obama’s nomination if an attempt to replace Scalia is made this year.


Kanye West in $53 million of debt

Kanye West performed two of his newest songs on “Saturday Night Live” from his latest album, “The Life of Pablo”. He released the album after his “SNL” performance. He took to Twitter on Saturday evening to announce that he has $53 million of personal debt. West’s album “The Life of Pablo” can be found on his website and on Tidal, the online streaming service.

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSCBS News/YouGov Polls Courtesy of


Clinton: 59%

Sanders: 40%


Trump: 42%

Cruz: 20%

Rubio: 15%

Carson: 6%

Bush: 6%

Kasich: 9%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORES


Washington Wizards: No Game

Washington Capitals: No Game

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: End of Season

Washington Mystics: End of Season

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER

DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK


February 15 at 11:30 AM – One Destiny, 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004,

February 15 all day event – President’s Day at the Capitol, More Info

February 16 at 6:30 PM – Jam Session, 600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001,

February 17 at 8:00 PM – Bryan Adams, DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006,

February 18 at 4 PM – Nicolas Henin – Jihad Academy, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008,

February 18 at 7:30 PM – Utah Jazz at the Washington Wizards (Rescheduled from January), Verizon Center, Washington, DC,601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004, tickets for sale

February 18 at 8:00 PM – Eli Young Band, 8656 Colesville Rd Silver Spring MD,

February 19 at 7:30 PM – The Glass Menagerie, 511 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20004,

February 19 at 7:35 PM – Missouri Comets at Baltimore Blast, 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201,

February 20 at 6:00 PM – Ethan Canin – A Doubter’s Almanac, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008,

February 20 at 8:00 PM – Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004,

February 20 at 8:00 PM Invincible – A Glorious Tribute To The King of Pop, 1299 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004,

February 21 at 4:00 PM Bella Hristova, violinist, 1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009,

February 21 at 8:00 PM – 2Cellos, Dar Constitution Hall – 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20006,

February 21 at 8:00 PM – Bryson Tiller, 8656 Colesville Rd Silver Spring MD,


DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY



“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
Mark Twain


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