CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 19, 2016



Trump comments on dispute with Pope at town hall

After getting into a dispute with the Pope Francis, Donald Trump has softened his tone towards the religious leader. Trump stated, “I don’t like fighting with the Pope actually — I don’t think it’s a fight.” This comment was very much in contrast to statements made by the presidential candidate earlier on Thursday. The entire dispute began after the Pope made a veiled criticism of Trump stating, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not of building bridges is not a Christian.” Trump did counter this statement at the town hall claiming, “He’s got an awfully big wall at the Vatican.”


ACLU to challenge Kansas voting law

All citizens in Kansas who register to vote are required to present documentary proof of citizenship. According to a suit filed by the ACLU, this measure is in violation of federal law. The complaint was filed by the ACLU at the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, and it claims that based in a provision in the New Voter Registration Act, states are required to provide voter registration in conjunction with drivers’ license applications at state motor vehicle offices. Dale Ho, the director of the ACLU’s voting rights project stated, “These shameful actions have made Kansas an epicenter of voter suppression.”


Video of beaten Marine proves allegations

Christopher Marquez, a decorated Marine, told police that he was eating by himself on Friday night when he was approached by a group of teens and young adults, and then beaten in a racially motivated attack. Marquez claimed that the group asked him if he thought, “Black lives matter,” and then beat him and stole his wallet after he ignored their comments. While police were unsure whether the claims Marquez made were true, a video has recently been released proving some of the Marine’s allegations. The video lacks sound, so police cannot comment on whether the attack was actually racially motivated.


Women charged with criminal neglect for death of 3-year-old

Richmond police have announced that Danielle Turner, 24, was charged with criminal neglect for the death of 3-year-old Latrice Warren. Authorities say paramedics arrived at Turner’s home and alerted police that Warren was alive, but unconscious and sustaining numerous injuries. The 3-year-old later died from these injuries at the hospital. Turner was the godmother of Latrice Warren, and was supposedly watching her for her mother, Nikki Brown. Brown claims she could not imagine Danielle Turner doing anything like this to her child.


Health panel to hold hearing on right to die legislation

A Maryland health panel is scheduled to have a hearing on a right to die measure today. The bill would allow terminally ill patients with less than 6 months to live to obtain prescription drugs for euthanasia, if their suffering becomes unbearable. The measure was previously heard by the panel last year, but it was stalled. Supporters have made some adjustments to the legislation in hopes of having it put into action this time around.

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLSUSA Today Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 50%

Sanders: 40%


Trump: 35%

Cruz: 20%

Rubio: 17%

Kasich: 7%

Carson: 4%

Bush: 6%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORESWashington Wizards: 2/18/19 Washington Wizards 103 v. Utah Jazz 89

Washington Capitals: 2/18/16 Washington Capitals 3 v. NY Islanders 2

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 WEEKFebruary 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“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

-Oscar Wilde



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