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Obama to host Mexican president for White House talks

President Barack Obama has invited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the Oval Office a day after Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination. Obama will be receiving Peña Nieto on Friday for talks on trade, climate change and countering drug trafficking. Trump’s campaign began with an unapologetic framing of Mexican immigrants as “people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” In addition, he has made erecting a border wall to keep out undocumented immigrants, which would be paid for by Mexico, a centerpiece policy in his campaign. In response, Mexican leaders, including Peña Nieto, have been outspoken about their dislike for Trump. Peña Nieto hasn’t held back his comments on Trump, comparing the GOP nominee to World War II fascist dictators Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Warning leaders about those who “choose the road toward isolationism and destruction,” Peña Neito said, “Hitler and Mussolini did that.” He continued, “The outcome, it’s clear to everyone — it resulted in devastation, and it turned out to be a tragedy for mankind. And we saw it last century.” Although Trump isn’t officially on the agenda, aides acknowledge that almost all the issues they discuss could be looked at within a political framework. “I think it’s fair to say that almost anything that President Obama did on Friday would be viewed as a sharp contrast to the agenda that’s being put forward by the other side,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. “I don’t know exactly how President Peña Nieto plans to address the question about the Republican nominee,” Earnest said. “We will see what he says.”


Liam Payne signs solo record deal

One Direction member Liam Payne announced Thursday that he signed a solo deal with Capitol Records. “Happy to have signed to @CapitolUK. They have an amazing history of artists, I hope I can follow in their footsteps,” Payne wrote in a tweet. While the news has some “Directioners” worried that this means the end of One Direction, Payne didn’t clarify if the band was officially parting ways. “One direction will always be my home and family,” he tweeted. “But I’m very excited to see what this chapter brings.”

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Workers in Capitol Hill hold wake for Republican Party

Former and current Republicans who once worked on Capitol Hill gathered at a popular Irish pub for a traditional Irish wake in honor of the political party they said they once knew. “We said we should get together and have a drink and toast the death of party, as we sit here and watch it dying on us,” said Chris Scheve, one of the event organizers. As patrons walked into the bar, they were greeted by a wreath with white flowers and a sign that read “R.I.P. GOP.” The event took place the night that Donald Trump accepted the GOP’s nomination at the Republican National Convention. “More and more Republicans are standing up and saying we will not be part of Donald Trump’s America,” said Andrew Weinstein, another event organizer. “I am willing to vote for a woman who I disagree with on nearly every issue because I fear the threat of electing Donald Trump is so significant.”


Mechanicsville death ruled ‘suspicious’

The death of a woman who died in a single-vehicle wreck in Mechanicsville has been labeled suspicious by authorities. Sergeant James Cooper with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Department said deputies were notified of a car crash near Lee-Davis High School on Thursday afternoon. A Chevrolet Cavalier ran off the road, hit a curb and then rolled over, says Cooper. Deputies found three people in the car. Cooper says a female passenger in the front seat was found with “obvious signs of trauma” to her had. Authorities have ruled her death as suspicious. None of the other passengers were injured and the male driver was arrested.


Bulls escape slaughterhouse, graze in parking lot

Two bulls are loose in Baltimore after escaping from a slaughterhouse on the 2700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday morning, police say. Police report the bulls were last seen settled in a nearby parking lot where they were “eating grass.” The bulls have not caused any property damage and nobody has been injured. Police and slaughterhouse personnel are working to round up the bulls and return them safely.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – 3 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: New York Liberty 88 – 81 Washington Mystics

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July 22 8 PM Magic Men LIVE!, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

July 23 6:30 PM Brandi Carlile & Old Crow Medicine Show, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

July 23 8:15 PM The Firebird, Wolf Trap, Vienna,VA 

July 23 8:15 PM 311, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

July 24 7 PM Sensational Singing Heartthrobs 2016, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

July 24 8:15 Pink Martini, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

July 24 8:30 PM WWE: Battleground, Verizon Center, Washington, DCde76e463-59fd-4d4c-a3bf-7a4617bc75a3_82041_EVENT_DETAIL_PAGE_16_9

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