Biden backs Clinton, calls Trump comments ‘racist’
Hillary Clinton was endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden Thursday night as he launched attacks against likely Republican nominee Donald Trump. “Anybody who thinks that whoever the next president is — and God willing, in my view, it will be Secretary Clinton,” Biden said. . The Vice President also called Trump’s comments about the federal judge in his Trump University case “racist.” “I don’t think the framers envisioned a presidential candidate accusing a judge of being incapable of reaching a fair decision because of his ethnic (heritage),” he said. President Barack Obama also endorsed Clinton on Thursday. Sen. Elizabeth Warren echoed Biden’s sentiments, endorsing Clinton and attacking Trump. “Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves nobody but himself,” Warren said.
The death of Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali, boxing legend, will be laid to rest Friday. Ali died last week at age 74. Although Ali had been battling Parkinson’s disease for over three decades, his official cause of death was “septic shock due to unspecified natural causes,” according to family spokesman Bob Gunnell. Dr. Michael S. Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation, said, “A direct link from Parkinson’s to sepsis is a long jump. However, there are several features of Parkinson’s — especially later in the course of the illness — that can place a patient at higher risk for [developing]an infection, which can get into the bloodstream and cause them to become septic.” While the origin of Ali’s infection has not been revealed, the CDC says any infection can lead to sepsis, even if it starts out as only a minor one.
Three metro lines won’t use new rail cars
Riders on the Blue, Orange and Silver Metro lines won’t see use of the new 7000 Series rail cars Metro received last month. General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said the new rail cars cannot navigate a steep curve on a part of the tracks shared by all three lines. The problem is that the part of the car that draws power from the third rail can raise up about a quarter of an inch off the track, causing the entire train to automatically shut down. Wiedefeld said he does not think the problem is long-term and that analysis of data collected by Metro will allow them to find a solution to the problem in the next few days. The new train cars are currently only running on the Red, Green and Yellow lines.
Fraternity at Virginia Tech banned from campus for 10 years
Virginia Tech banned the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity from its campus for ten years after a pledge said he was blindfolded and beaten for several days earlier this year. Alpha Phi Alpha was the first black Greek organization at the university. The fraternity’s Theta Iota chapter was barred for abusive conduct and hazing, reports The Roanoke Times. According to national fraternity investigators, six pledges were blindfolded and beaten for several nights in a row in January of this year while being quizzed about the fraternity’s history. One of the pledges said he was hospitalized and that he withdrew from school. An executive order from the fraternity recommended that the chapter disband.
Prosecutors introduce rough ride theory in Gray trial
Prosecutors introduced a new theory in the case against Officer Caesar Goodson, the driver of the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury. Prosecutors said Goodson, who faces second-degree murder among other charges, intentionally gave Gray a “rough ride” in the back the van by blowing through a stop sign and making a sharp turn at high speed. Gray wasn’t buckled and was thrown against the rear compartment of the van. This accusation was the first time prosecutors said Goodson intentionally meant to hurt Gray. The state will present a video to help prove the prosecution’s case, said Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow. “There was no good reason for the defendant not to belt him in, except to bounce him around,” he said.
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June 10 7 PM Capital Pride Drag Extravaganza, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
June 10 7:30 PM JB Smoove, DC Improv, Washington, DC
June 10 7:30 PM Beyoncé – The Formation World Tour, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
June 10 7 PM TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
June 10 7 PM Blues & Soul Divas, The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
June 11 7:30 PM The Dolan Twins, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
June 12 7:30 PM Loni Love, DC Improv, Washington, DC