Sanders wont end campaign but vows to help Clinton defeat Trump
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.”
Common talks ‘Suicide Squad’, gun violence
Rapper and actor Common, who will be in the upcoming movie, “Suicide Squad,” said he has something that reminds him of his time filming the movie. “I’ve got a scar now from this burn where I kept shooting a gun and the [fake]bullets were going into my chest,” he said. Common spoke to CNN at the American Black Film Festival in Miami this week about gun violence, which has plagued his hometown of Chicago. He says everyone has a role to play in ending gun violence, including rappers. “I like to focus on the [artists]who do speak up,” he said. “You do have the people like the Kendrick Lamar’s and the Chance [the rapper]’s who say things in their music. You have to find the people who have it engrained in them to speak up for different social issues.”
DC police offer incentives to install surveillance cameras
D.C. police say they wish more people had security cameras after surveillance video helped catch the man who was responsible for last week’s quadruple shooting on North Capitol Street. “We have made a lot of progress in bringing people to justice in this city when it comes to violent crime,” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier. “And all of that progress is because we have people who work with police and provide information.” As a part of the city incentive program, up to $500 of camera costs will be rebated to residents and up to $750 to nonprofits, religious institutions and businesses. “This case from North Capitol Street is a perfect example where those cameras can be extremely useful to us,” Lanier said. “Our security camera program continues to have funds available and we want people to call us,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday. “So, if we have [an]incident we can make a swift arrest.”
Woman pleads guilty in cigarette trafficking case
A New Jersey woman has plead guilty to a nearly $10 million cigarette trafficking scheme in Virginia. In U.S. District Court in Richmond, Laila Alayat pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic contraband cigarettes and witness tampering charges on Thursday. The 37-year-old faces up to 15 years in prison and will be sentenced in September. On March 2, Alayat and Eyad Salahedin were indicted on the conspiracy charge after they were accused of using shell companies to buy large amounts of cigarettes from wholesale stores in Virginia. According to officials, they then transported the cigarettes to New Jersey to resell the on the black market. Salahedin will go to trial Aug. 29.
Army finishes Fort Detrick solar energy project
The Army has completed their solar energy project at Fort Detrick in Frederick. The 67-acre project is designed to provide around 12 percent of the post’s electricity. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be lead by Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack on Friday. According to the Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives, the energy comes from nearly 60,000 solar panels that can produce 15 megawatts, which is enough to power 2,700 homes. The project is located in a section of the fort called Area B and cost $35 million.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
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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