Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, providing a united front against enemy Donald Trump. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders said at a joint rally in New Hampshire. “Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that.” Despite their strong rivalry during the primaries, Sanders has pledged to support Clinton through Election Day. “I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” he said. “We are joining forces to defeat Donald Trump!” Clinton said. “I can’t help but say how much more enjoyable this election is going to be when we are on the same side. You know what? We are stronger together!”
Taylor Swift is highest paid celebrity
Singer Taylor Swift has earned her way to the top spot on the 2016 Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Swift earned an estimated $170 million in the past year, bolstered by her 1989 World Tour. “She smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, grossing $200 million on the continent en route to quarter of a billion dollars in total,” Forbes reports. “She also pads her pocketbook by shilling for brands including Diet Coke, Keds and Apple.” With Calvin Harris’ $63 million in earnings this past year, Swift and Harris would have been the top-earning Celebrity 100 couple if they had stayed together, topping Beyonce and Jay Z.
DC mayor introduces bills to bolster police force
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has introduced two bills aimed at bolstering the city’s police force. The first bill would raise the eligible age for police cadets from 21 to 25. “You would be able to work 20 hours per week with the police department, learning and seeing and observing officers while you’re going to school to get 60 credits, and then you would be able to join the police academy,” Bowser said. Eligible cadets must graduate from a D.C. high school. The city would cover the cadet’s cost of tuition toward an associate’s degree at the University of the District of Columbia. “The new measures she’s proposing to help us with retaining and bringing on additional police officers, going forward, is going to be a tremendous help to us,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
Warship to be ready in November
After two years of delay, the USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in November. According to a Navy statement, issues with the aircraft carrier are still being resolved. The statement said testing is being done on the ship’s electrical systems and propulsion plant stream. The Navy says Huntington Ingalls, the shipbuilding company building the USS Gerald R. Ford, has been performing well. The ship is being built in Newport News and has a price tag of $12.9 billion. As of June, the ship’s construction is 98 percent complete. If additional issues arise during testing, the Navy says the delivery date may need to be revised again.
Man shot dead in Upper Marlboro
Late Tuesday night a man was shot dead in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Around midnight, police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in Upper Marlboro near Hunterton Street and Blaketon Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no information on a suspect or motive, but police said they don’t think the shooting is random. They say there’s a reward for anyone willing to share information leading to an arrest.
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July 14 7:30 PM John Witherspoon, DC Improv, Washington, DC
July 16 8 PM Mint Condition, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
July 16 8 PM Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & Kane Brown, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 16 11 AM Vans Warped Tour ‑ Presented by Journeys, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
July 16 11 PM RAKIM ‑ Performing “Paid in Full”, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
July 17 8 PM Gwen Stefani & Eve, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA