Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – July 26, 2016


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Poll: Clinton’s image hits lowest level in 24 years

According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, Hillary Clinton’s public image is now at its lowest point in her 24-year political career. Clinton is viewed unfavorably by 57 percent of Americans, compared to 38 percent of Americans who view her favorably, the poll says. Clinton is now only slightly more favorable than Republican opponent Donald Trump, whose favorability rating is at 36 percent with 59 percent of Americans viewing him unfavorably. Despite low national popularity, Clinton is still popular among Democrats, with 71 percent viewing her favorably compared to 8 percent viewing her unfavorably.


Rihanna to star in fifth season of ‘Bates Motel’

It was revealed Friday at San Diego Comic-Con that pop star Rihanna will be joining the cast of ‘Bates Motel’ for it’s fifth and final season. The announcement was made when the show’s official Twitter account tweeted a video of the singer. “I am about to check into the Bates Motel very soon,” Rihanna said in the video. “Guess what else? Guess who’s playing Marion?” The TV series is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 horror film “Psycho.” In the movie, Marion Crane meets her death in the infamous bloody shower scene. Rihanna will star alongside Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thierot, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell.

Washington, DC

Celebrities show support for DC statehood

District of Columbia officials are enlisting the help of Hollywood celebrities to bring attention to their push for statehood. The Creative Coalition is hosting a luncheon on the statehood issue at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Some of the stars joining the cause and Mayor Muriel Bowser include Elizabeth Banks, Tim Daly, Josh Gad, Ashley Judd and David Schwimmer and others. Bowser’s administration is putting a statehood referendum on the fall ballot so residents can vote on whether to send a constitution for the proposed new state to Congress. However, even if the referendum passes, Congress will have no obligation to act, and many consider statehood to be an impossible goal.


Body found in burning car at Virginia gas station

Officials say a body was found inside a burning car at a Hanover County gas station. Fire crews were called to a BP gas station in Mechanicsville on Monday at about 11 p.m., media outlets report, after a sheriff’s deputy noticed the car fully engulfed. The body was found in the back of the burning vehicle. Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. James Cooper says officials are conducting an investigation and working to identify the person.


Maryland transportation department to honor officers

The Maryland Transit Administration is hosting an awards ceremony Tuesday in Baltimore for officers and civilian personnel of the MTA police force. Presentations will be made for those who went above and beyond the call of duty in 2015, the agency says. Awards will include Life Saving, Civilian Uniform Personnel of the Year, Technical Services Employees of the Year and Officer of the Year.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: San Diego Padres 10 – 6 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics

DC Spotlight Check in - WEATHER

DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

July 26 7:30 PM Slipknot & Marilyn Manson, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

July 26 9 PM Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas, Verizon Center, Washington, DC239746a

July 28 8 PM Chino y Nacho & Guaco, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD

July 28 9 PM DMX, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

July 29 7 PM Fifth Harmony: The 7/27 Tour with Special Guest JoJo, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

July 31 7 PM Julion Alvarez, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA

July 31 8 PM Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & Jhene Aiko, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

July 31 8 PM Frankie Beverly / James Brown Tribute, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

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