CHECK IN – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – February 29, 2016



Obama hoping to spark technology interest in youths

President Obama wants to encourage the youth, especially girls and minorities, to purse an interest in fields of science, technology, engineering and math. This is Obama’s version of taking your child to work day, hoping to spark a nationwide. “It’s an exciting time to think about how we’re pulling all the children of our country into technology and STEM and the jobs of the future,” Megan Smith, chief technology officer in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House, told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.


Police officer shot, killed on first day on the job in Woodbridge

A domestic dispute in Woodbridge, Virginia turned into two deadly shootings. Army Sgt. Ronald Hamilton, 32, opened fire, killing officer Ashley Guindon, 28, as she approached the front door of his Prince William County home. The dispute began Saturday when Hamilton had been arguing with his wife Crystal.  The fight escalated as she called 911. Hamilton shot and killed his wife and the arriving officers. He fatally shot Guindon, injured two other officers and soon after surrendered at his front door. The couple’s 11-year old son was present and found unharmed. Hamilton is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder and malicious wounding pending a Monday morning arraignment.


“Spotlight” and Leo DiCaprio wins the Oscar

The movie “Spotlight” won best picture at last night’s 88th Academy Awards, beating out “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”. The leading actor in “The Revenant” Leonardo DiCaprio finally won the best actor award and ended his acceptance speech with “Do not take this planet for granted. … I do not take this night for granted. Thank you.”


Black celebs boycott Oscars, go to Flint Michigan; Sharpton leads protest outside Oscars

Many black celebrities had planned on attending the Oscars for the 88th Academy Awards. Creed” director Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monae and other Hollywood celebrities had big plans for Oscar night.  However, many celebrities will be 2,300 miles away in Flint, Michigan, participating in a benefit for residents affected by the town’s lead contaminated water crisis. Activist Al Sharpton, 61, lead a protest in the streets of Los Angeles. Sharpton protested the exclusion of minorities from Oscar nominations for the second year in a row.


Trump tries to disavow David Duke and KKK support, requests more information

Real estate mogul and Republican Party nominee Donald Trump tried to disavow his endorsement from Ku Klux Klan wizard David Duke. Trump told NBC’s “Today” show that “I hear various groups. I don’t mind disavowing anyone. I disavowed Duke the day before at a major conference.” In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Donald Trump said “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists,” he said. “So I don’t know. I don’t know — did he endorse me, or what’s going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke; I know nothing about white supremacists.”

DC Spotlight Check in - PRESIDENTIAL POLLS

CNN/ORC Polls Courtesy of:


Clinton: 55%

Sanders: 38%


Trump: 49%

Cruz: 15%

Rubio: 16%

Kasich: 6%

Carson: 10%

DC Spotlight Check in - GAME SCORES

Washington Wizards: Cleveland Cavaliers 99 vs. Washington Wizards 113

Washington Capitals: Washington Capitals 2 vs. Chicago Blackhawks 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
“Nothing lives long.  Only the earth and mountains.”
Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West



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