Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – July 6, 2016


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FBI director: no charges recommended against Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of private email servers while secretary of state. Comey said during their investigation they did not find that Clinton had intentionally meant to break the law. However, Comey accused Clinton and her aides of being “extremely careless” in their handling of classified information and that they should have known better. “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information,” he said, “there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”


Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ video gets makeover in support of gender equality

The Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Wannabe” has been remade into a video promoting gender equality, garnering support from celebrities all over the world. In the video, performers from all over the globe, from India to South Africa and the United Kingdom, give the song a new life. Signs posted throughout the video explain what women “really, really want”: equal pay for equal work, an end to child marriage and education. The video also encourages others to share their own wishes for girls and women with the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant. Celebrities around the world have begun supporting the hashtag, including the Spice Girls’ own “Posh Spice,” Victoria Beckham, and “Sporty Spice,” Mel C, who tweeted, “Flattered and honoured that our crazy song is being used so beautifully.”

Washington, DC

5 DC children hurt in firework incidents

According to The Fire Department, five children were hurt in incidents involving fireworks on the Fourth of July. The children ranged in age from 4 to 17, including two boys who lost their thumbs. In the northeast section of the city, a 15-year-old boy lost his thumb and was severely burned when the cherry bomb he was holding exploded. Another boy, in the southeast, lost his thumb when he mishandled an explosive device. Also in the southeast, a 10-year-old boy was burned while holding a roman candle. In the northwest, an explosive burned a 17-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy, fire officials say.


Loudoun supervisors approve LGBT resolution compromise

attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, that would be an alternative to recognizing June as LGBT Awareness Month. The awareness-bill was proposed in June by Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg). However, there was strong opposition to the bill during a hearing Tuesday. “We really do not need our consciousness raised by anybody,” said Sen. Dick Black (R-Virginia), in testimony before the board. “Resolution 4 would establish a celebration in certain lifestyles and practices, and I don’t believe it reflects the public sentiment of the county,” he said. Nick Harding, a resident of Loudoun, spoke in support of the bill. “A lot of times, gay and lesbian and trans folk here in Loudoun, and elsewhere, don’t feel all that proud,” he said. “It gives us something to shoot for.” Supervisor Roy Meyer (R-Broad Run) proposed an alternative bill that would celebrate diversity without focusing on sexuality, called “Love Loudoun Month.” “We have some religious disagreements in this county, and we shouldn’t be trying to alienate anyone,” Meyer said. The bill passed, 5 to 4.


Maryland provides grants for police equipment

Police departments across the state of Maryland are getting more equipment thanks to additional state funding. Gov. Larry Hogan’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention announced that the state would provide grants to cover the cost of body armor to all police departments, big and small. Baltimore City will get the largest amount of funding, receiving $14,000; Carroll County’s Hampstead Police Department will receive $315. The money will go towards funding new or replacement body armor, including items like protective vests.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Milwaukee Brewers 5 – 2 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Chicago Sky 86 – 84 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

July 7 7:30 PM Justin Bieber: Purpose World Tour, Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MDa0f4b7ae-b7c5-458d-8336-396ce71ae464_92951_CUSTOM

July 7 8 PM Yanni, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

July 8 7:30 PM Miel San Marcos & Danny Berrios, Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

July 8 8:15 PM Yuja Wang, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

July 8 8:30 PM 5 Seconds of Summer, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

July 9-10 2 PM Merryland Music Fest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

July 9 7:30 PM DMV Comedy Showcase, DC Improv, Washington, DC

July 9 8 PM Toby Keith, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

July 9 8 PM Maks & Val Live On Tour: Our Way, Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

July 10 4:20 PM Doug Benson, DC Improv, Washington, DC

July 10 7:30 PM Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

July 10 8 PM Luciano, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

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