Paul Ryan: House sit-in is ‘publicity stunt’
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan called Wednesday’s sit-in to protest inaction on gun laws a “publicity stunt” by Democratic lawmakers, saying that House liberals were more concerned with making headlines than solving the problem. “This is nothing more than a publicity stunt,” Ryan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “This is not about a solution to a problem. This is about trying to get attention.” Maryland Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen said Ryan’s comments were “disrespectful to the nation” and that “The speaker should come forward with his own proposals.”
Bryan Cranston to star in new ‘Power Rangers’ movie
Actor Bryan Cranston tweeted that he will play the role of Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers movie that comes out in March 2017. Cranston wrote in his tweet that he was “excited” to play the role. After Cranston’s announcement, the official Power Rangers Twitter account tweeted him in congratulations. Cranston’s character acts as a mentor to the Power Rangers, and will star alongside Elizabeth Banks, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott and RJ Cyler. The movie is based on the popular Power Rangers franchise and TV show that started in the 90s with “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”
DC Bicyclist killed in hit and run
Police say a bicyclist was killed early Thursday in a hit and run in Southeast D.C. The D.C. police say they were called near the 2700 block of Minnesota Avenue, where the cyclist was struck, just after 1 a.m. They said the cyclist died of their injuries shortly after 8. Police have not released any information about the cyclist’s identity, or the names of any suspects. The area had been closed to traffic by police, but has since been reopened.
Historic designation given to first Virginia school to integrate
The first public school in Virginia to integrate has been given historic designation by the Arlington County Board. The designation of Stratford School comes as a result of a group, which included some of the black students who integrated, who filed a petition to give the building historic designation one year ago. The school currently houses special-needs students and a magnet program. It is undergoing renovations to make room for a new middle school that is expected to open by 2019. The school was first integrated after a court battle in February 1959.
Man charged with teen’s murder had fled secure medical center
A man charged with killing a 13-year-old in Baltimore had been running from police for two weeks after leaving a secure hospital unit for patients with psychological conditions. On May 27, police had taken 25-year-old Anthony Jerome Clark Jr. to a secure University of Maryland Medical Center psychological unit after he cut his own wrists when being arrested for a robbery. Police say they told hospital staff to notify them before Clark was released, but they were never notified. Officers immediately began looking for Clark as soon as they realized he was gone, said a police spokesman. According to police, on June 11, Clark shot and killed 13-year-old DiAndre Barnes.
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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
June 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
June 26 8 PM Lil Uzi Vert & Kodak Black with Special Guests 21 Savage & Yfn Lucci, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD