Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – June 16, 2016


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GOP, Trump heading down collision course

Donald Trump has upended efforts to unify the Republican Party Wednesday when he insinuated that he did not need help from the GOP’s elite at all. In response, party members who had been slowly showing their support for Trump started to turn the other way and revoked their endorsements. They are even considering ways to prevent Trump from becoming the nominee at the Republican National Convention. “We have to have our Republicans either stick together, or let me just do it by myself. I’ll do very well,” Trump said. “A lot of people thought I should do that anyway, but I’ll just do it very nicely by myself.” “I don’t think you can go around the country saying that we need to keep people out of the country based solely on their religious belief and expect to be president of the United States,” Senator Lamar Alexander said Wednesday. “But hopefully he’ll change that.”


Oprah Winfrey puts memoir ‘on hold’ to write cookbook

Oprah Winfrey has begun writing her first cookbook, which will be called, “Food, Health and Happiness: ‘On Point’ Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life.” “In the past several months on Weight Watchers, I have worked with wonderful chefs to make healthier versions of my favorite meals,” Winfrey said in a statement. “When people come to my house for lunch or dinner, the number one thing they ask is, ‘How is this so delicious and still healthy?’ So I decided to answer that question with recipes everyone can enjoy.” Winfrey will be publishing her cookbook first, and will push back the release date of her memoir, “The Life You Want.” “We’re thrilled to work with Oprah on this first book in the imprint,” Bob Miller, president and publisher of Flatiron Books, said in a statement. “In ‘Food, Health and Happiness’ Oprah has created a cookbook that is as inspiring as Oprah herself.”

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Dem. Sen. Wages 15-hour filibuster demanding gun control

Democratic Sen. Christopher Murphy from Connecticut waged a nearly 15-hour filibuster Wednesday night into early Thursday morning, demanding votes on gun control measures. Murphy said he wouldn’t yield the floor “until we get some signal, some sign that we can move together.” After he had won commitments from Republican leaders saying they would hold votes to expand background checks and ban gun sales to expected terrorists, Murphy yielded the floor at 2:11 a.m. During his filibuster, Murphy spoke about the Newtown Elementary School shooting in December 2012 that left 20 people dead. “I hope you’ll understand some day why we’re doing this,” Murphy said, addressing his oldest son from the floor. “Trying and trying and trying to do the right thing is ultimately just as important as getting the outcome in the end.”


Voting rights expansion may include locked up sex offenders

More than 100 sex offenders who’ve completed their sentence, but were deemed too dangerous to release, could have their voting rights restored after Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered the restoration of voting rights to ex-felons. According to The Washington Post, 176 of the 370 residents at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation meet the criteria for voting rights restoration. One database showed 132 had been restored. The governor’s executive order does not cover the facilities residents because it specifically excludes anyone under supervised release, McAuliffe spokeswoman Christina Nuckols said. Nottoway County Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Royall said the residents at the center are not under “supervised release” and that the order does not exclude civilly committed people.


Defense to push to acquit Baltimore police officer

With the prosecution resting their case, the Baltimore police officer’s defense team is set to push hard for the acquittal of their client. The police officer, Caesar Goodson, is accused of giving Freddie Gray a “rough ride,” resulting in a fatal spinal injury. Goodson’s attorney’s are expected to ask Judge Barry Williams on Thursday to acquit their client. Their arguments will come a day after the judge ruled that the prosecution violated discovery rules when they did not turn over notes from a medical examiner that posit the death of Gray could be an accident. That evidence could contradict the earlier testimony of Dr. Carol Allen, who said Gray’s death was a homicide and not an accident.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Chicago Cubs 4 – 5 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Connecticut Sun 106 – 109 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

 June 16 7 PM Tame Impala, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

 June 16 8 PM Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals ‑ The Malibu Tour, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD

ringostarr June 17 8 PM Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, Warner Theatre – Washington D.C.

 June 17 8 PM BSO: VERDI’S REQUIEM, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

June 18 7 PM Washington Mystics vs. Atlanta Dream,Verizon Center, Washington, DC

 June 18 9 PM Dave Matthews Band, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

 June 18 11 AM Groovy Nate, National Theatre, Washington, DC

 June 19 6 PM Ravens Family Movie Night, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

 June 19 7:30 PM Bill Burr: Plowin’ Ahead, Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD

 June 19 8 PM Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore & Colt Ford, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

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