Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – June 22, 2016


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Trump defends use of bankruptcy laws

Donald Trump countered criticisms of his companies’ bankruptcy history Tuesday, saying he “used, brilliantly, the laws of the country.” Trump’s defense came as a response to Hillary Clinton’s criticism of Trump’s business record. “What I’ve done is I’ve used, brilliantly, the laws of the country. And not personally, just corporate. And if you look at people like myself that are at the highest levels of business, they use — many of them have done it, many times,” Trump said on “ABC World News Tonight.” Trump continued, “I’m running a business. I’m running a business for myself, for my company, for my employees, and for my family. Hillary wouldn’t have any idea how to do that. Don’t forget. Somebody has to understand debt. She doesn’t understand debt.”


Michelle Obama to do ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden

On Snapchat Tuesday, Michelle Obama announced she would be partaking in a popular segment on James Corden’s “The Late Late Show,” known as “Carpool Karaoke.” According to CBS, the segment with the First Lady is “coming up,” but did not reveal when it would air. The First Lady said she started using Snapchat “to give young people everywhere a fun way” to follow her. In a statement from the White House, she said her snaps would help people “learn about the more than 62 million girls around the world who aren’t in school, and take action to support them.”

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DC Council gives final approval to minimum wage increase

The D.C. Council gave final approval to raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour starting in 2020 in a vote on Tuesday. Tuesday’s vote, however, served as mostly a formality after another vote to raise the wage two weeks ago. Mayor Muriel Bowser has pledged to sign the bill. With this wage increase, the District of Columbia will join the states of New York and California and a number of other cities in voting to more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. While the vote to raise the minimum wage was unanimous, there was still debate about how to fairly compensate workers who rely on tips. The bill will increase hourly wages for tipped workers to $5 an hour.


18 arrested at protest outside NRA headquarters in Va.

According to police, 18 people were arrested after protesting outside the Virginia headquarters of the National Rifle Association. Fairfax County Police spokesman Don Gotthardt said the protesters were arrested Tuesday morning. They were charged with loitering on a public highway and released. According to local media outlet reports, the activists gathered outside the headquarters Monday evening to mourn those lost in the Orlando shooting and to protest the NRA’s opposition to gun-control measures. The protest took place hours after the Senate rejected proposals on gun-control measures.


26-year-old man charged in killing during 2009 robbery

According to authorities, a Pikesville man has been charged with the fatal shooting of a man during a 2009 robbery. On Tuesday, a federal grand jury charged Stanislav “Steven” Yelizarov with carrying and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, resulting in death, said the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland. Twenty-six-year-old Yelizarov could face up to life in prison or the death penalty. Yelizarov was sentenced in April for leading an effort to steal guns from someone’s home and using those guns to rob a jewelry store. He is already serving a 30-year prison sentence for those charges.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Los Angeles Dodgers 3 – 2 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Atlanta Dream 65 – 95 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

 June 22 6:30 PM THE ELEVATOR PITCH, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

 June 23 8 PM Sting & Peter Gabriel: Rock Paper Scissors, Verizon Center, Washington, DC

 June 23 8 PM Dead And Company, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

 June 24 7 PM Enchantia, National Theatre, Washington, DC

 weezerJune 24 8 PM Weezer & Panic! At The Disco, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

 June 24-25 8 PM Baby Hold On To Me Inspired by the music of Gerald Levert, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

 June 25 7 PM Ladyhawke, U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC

 June 25 8 PM Dixie Chicks, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

 June 26 1:30 PM Sunday R&B Brunch ft. X‑Factor, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC

liluziJune 26 8 PM Lil Uzi Vert & Kodak Black with Special Guests 21 Savage & Yfn Lucci, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD


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