CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 22, 2016


DC Spotlight Check in - TOP NEWS STORIES


Early exit for Jeb Bush after South Carolina primary

On Saturday, after an unsatisfying finish in the South Carolina primary, Republican Jeb Bush ended his presidential race. “I’m proud of the campaign that we’ve run to unify our country and to advocate for conservative solutions,” Bush said. The former Florida governor raised more than $150 million by the end of 2015, more than any of his GOP competitors. Fast-forwarding to February, Bush’s campaign had less than $3 million in cash. “I firmly believe the American people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master,” Bush said on Saturday.


Harper Lee dies at the age of 89

Harper Lee, writer of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died on Friday according to publisher HarperCollins. By 2015, the Pulitzer Prize award winner reportedly had sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Claudia Durst Johnson, author of a book-length critical analysis of Lee’s novel, described her as preferring to guard her privacy “like others in an older generation, who didn’t go out and talk about themselves on Oprah or the Letterman show at the drop of a hat.”


Fiji hit by Cyclone Winston

A monstrous cyclone that ripped through Fiji over the weekend has compiled a death toll of 18 people. Koro Island was one of the areas that suffered some of the worst damage. Authorities are having difficulties communicating with the island. More than 6,000 residents had to evacuate to emergency shelters due to the damage caused to their homes. Cyclone Winston reached 177 miles per hour, according to Weather Underground, making it the strongest storm in the Southern Hemisphere.


Michigan Uber driver, main suspect in killing spree

Authorities say 45-year-old Jason Dalton was arrested on Sunday in Kalamazoo, Michigan in connection with the murders of six random killings that occurred on Saturday. A neighbor of Kalamazoo shooting suspect Jason Dalton says he knew the man had a pistol because the two of them “talked about it.” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas says the spree began at about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex in Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times. Dalton remained jailed on Sunday.


Dancing at 106 years-old into the White House

The White House had a guest on Sunday; Virginia McLaurin, a 106-year-old woman visited the White house this past weekend and was greeted by President Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama. In a video McLaurin breaks out into a fury of energy and starts dancing with the president and First Lady. McLaurin has lived in the Washington area for about 75 years and said, “I thought I would never live to get in the White House. And I tell you, I am so happy — a black president. Yay!”


DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

Emerson Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 46%

Sanders: 46%


Trump: 50%

Cruz: 10%

Rubio: 16%

Kasich: 13%

Carson: 2%

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 23 at 7:30 PM – Road Show by Stephen Soumdheim and John Weidman, 220 N Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046,

February 24 at 12:00 PM – Gallery Talk: Pathmakers, 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

February 24 at 6:15 PM – Running Club, 600 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001, $12 pay in person.

February 25 at 7:00 PM – Carrie Underwood, Verizon Center, Washington, DC,601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004,Tickets for sale 

February 25 at 3:30 PM – RSC/Filter Workshop for Students, 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742, register:

February 26 at 7:00 & 9:00 PM – The Kenny Garrett Quintet, 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD 20742,

February 26 at 7:30 PM – Monster Jam, 201 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201

February 26 at 8:00 PM – Led Zepplin 2, 8656 Colesville Rd Silver Spring MD,

February 28 at 1 PM Olga Grushin – Forty Rooms, 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008,Carrie Underwood Ticketmaster

February 28 at 4:00 PM Steven Osborne, Piano, 1600 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20009.

DC Spotlight Check in - QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
― Anonymous


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