Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – July 7, 2016


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Loretta Lynch declines to charge Clinton

Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined to charge Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for her use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI Director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as secretary of state,” Lynch said in a statement. “I received and accepted their unanimous recommendation that the thorough, year-long investigation be closed and that no charges be brought against any individuals within the scope of the investigation,” she said. Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted in response, “With the AG accepting Director Comey’s recommendation, this case is resolved, no matter Republicans’ attempts to continue playing politics.” Donald Trump responded to the decision at a campaign rally, saying, “Whats going on is very big … for Bill Clinton to go to the plane, then to have what happened … Everybody thought based on what was being said she was guilty. She was guilty. And it turned out that, ‘We’re not going to press charges.’ It’s really amazing.”


Marvel’s new ‘Iron Man’ will be a black woman

A black female character will be taking over the role of Iron Man from Tony Stark in the latest installment of the “Iron Man” comic book series. Iron Man’s new identity will be Riri Williams, who “is a science genius who enrolls in MIT at the age of 15” and “comes to the attention of Tony when she builds her own Iron Man suit in her dorm,” according to TIME magazine. The writer of the “Iron Man” comic, Brian Michael Bendis, said he got the inspiration for Williams from his time spent working on a television show in Chicago a few years ago. “This story of this brilliant, young woman whose life was marred by tragedy that could have easily ended her life—just random street violence—and went off to college was very inspiring to me,” Bendis said. “I thought that was the most modern version of a superhero or superheroine story I had ever heard. And I sat with it for awhile until I had the right character and the right place.”

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D.C. firefighter investigated for Facebook post

A D.C. firefighter has been put on administrative leave after making inflammatory Facebook posts about police officers. Norman Brooks, who has been with D.C. Fire and EMS since 2007, wrote the posts in response to the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, saying, “Those pigs in Baton Rouge deserve nothing short of a bullet in the heads.” He continued, “These racist (expletive) cops who are murdering our people need to start turning up the same way,” and “It’s time to stop praying, stop protesting, start buying guns, and start protecting ourselves from these crooked (expletive) racist cops.” However, in an interview with Fox 5, Brooks says he was not calling for violence against police officers and that he is entitled to his opinion. “I’m not wishing death upon anyone,” said Brooks. “All I’m saying is if a person off the street commits a crime, they’re punished for it — these people are not being punished.”


Anti-Trump delegate to present case to judge

A Virginia delegate to the Republic National Committee is set to make a case before a federal judge to avoid voting for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr. of Winchester, Virginia, argues in a lawsuit that his being forced to vote against his conscience is a violation of his constitutional rights. Correll says Trump is unfit to serve as president and therefore he will not vote for him. Virginia binds its’ delegates first round of votes at the national convention to the results of the state primary held on March 1, which Trump won. Judge Robert E. Payne is set to hear arguments in the case in Richmond on Thursday morning.


Trial begins for fourth Baltimore officer

The fourth Baltimore police officer to go to trial for charges stemming from the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a young black man who died from injuries sustained in the back of a police wagon, is set to begin with opening statements. Lt. Brian Rice, who faces manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct charges, opted for a judge trial. The three previous officers who went to trial in the case of Freddie Gray were either acquitted or their trial was declared a mistrial. Gray’s death sparked protests and rioting throughout Baltimore and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Milwaukee Brewers 4 – 7 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: San Antonio Stars 77 – 70 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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