Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – June 27, 2016


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Sanders vows to continue fight for Democratic platform

Bernie Sanders has yet to officially end his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, but said he will continue fighting for the inclusion of progressive causes. “We lost some very important fights,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.” “We’re going to take that fight to Orlando, where the entire committee meets in two weeks. And if we don’t succeed there, then we’ll certainly take it to the floor of the Democratic convention.” Sanders said he will support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and do everything he can to ensure Republican nominee Donald Trump doesn’t win the presidency. However, when asked about polls showing only half of his voters currently supporting Clinton, Sanders said she would need to embrace progressive policies to win the support of those voters. “That is the process we are engaged in right now. We’re working on the Democratic platform. We are talking to the Clinton campaign,” he said. “And I hope very much that Secretary Clinton understands that not only is it good public policy, it’s the right thing to do; it is good politics to begin to move in that direction.”


Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota fatally shot

Twenty-three-year-old Baltimore rapper Tyriece Travon Watson, who went by the stage name Lor Scoota, was fatally shot at a busy intersection in broad daylight, police said. Watson had just left a charity Basketball game calling for “peace in the streets” in Baltimore when he was killed. An unknown black male wearing a white bandana opened fire at Watson as he was driving in his car, police said. Watson was taken to a local hospital but later died from his injuries. Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said it appeared the shooter was targeting Watson, although no suspect or motive have been identified. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward. “We are making some progress but not as much progress as we would like [in finding a suspect],” Smith said.

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CPR becomes graduation requirement in DC public schools

All D.C. public and charter high school students will be required to learn hands-only CPR before they graduate, starting this fall. “This is an essential life skill, and we are going to incorporate it into the high school health curriculum,” said D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie. The classes will keep it simple by teaching the basics and last about 20 minutes. Although health or physical education teachers will most likely teach most of the classes, some schools will have the option to bring in outside instructors. “In D.C., there are 3,000 students who graduate from public schools and public charter high schools every year, and to me that essentially amounts to a potential 3,000 lifesavers,” McDuffie said.


McDonnell decision expected this week

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver its decision on the public corruption case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, after more than a year of appeals. McDonnell was found guilty of 11 counts on charges that he accepted more than $170,000 worth of loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, a Virginia businessman, in exchange for promoting products from Star Scientific, Williams’ company. McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, was convicted on nine counts and has filed a separate appeal. The former governor maintains he did nothing wrong and is hoping to avoid spending two years in federal prison.


Three found dead inside Pennsylvania barn

According to state police, three people were found dead with gunshot wounds inside a Pennsylvania barn. Saturday night, state troopers say they found 39-year-old Wendy Chaney and another man dead from a gunshot wound in Greencastle. Police are withholding the man’s name until family can be notified. Phillip Jackson, 36, was found inside the barn with severe injuries. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. The motive for the killings was not immediately clear, and state police are investigating the deaths. Currently, there is no known suspect.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Milwaukee Brewers 2 – 3 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: Minnesota Lynx 63 – 87 Washington Mystics

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

June 29 7 PM La Traviata, National Theatre, Washington, DC 

June 29 7:30 PM AIR: BE STEADWELL, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

June 29 9 PM Tale Of Us, U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC

pattilabelleJune 30 8 PM PATTI LABELLE, Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

June 30 8:30 PM DreamWorks Animation in Concert | NSO, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

July 3 1 PM XV LITHUANIAN FOLK DANCE FESTIVA, Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, MD


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