Sanders meets with Obama, Reid
Democratic nominee candidate Bernie Sanders will meet with President Barack Obama today, their second White House meeting during the primary season. Obama’s aides said the President would work to move Sanders toward accepting Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee. While Obama will not ask Sanders to drop out of the race, Obama’s formal endorsement of Clinton could come as early as Thursday. “My hope is, is that over the next couple of weeks, we’re able to pull things together,” Obama told Jimmy Fallon during a taping of “The Tonight Show” Wednesday. “The main role I’m gonna be playing in this process is — to remind the American people that this is a serious job. You know, this is not reality TV.” Sanders will also meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Carrie Underwood, Time McGraw win big at CMT Music Awards 2016
The CMT Awards took place Wednesday night, with many fan-favorites bringing home awards. Country singer Carrie Underwood took home two awards last night, including Female Video of the Year for “Smoke Break.” Underwood also took home the award for Performance of the Year. Tim McGraw won Video of the Year for “Humble and Kind,” and Little Big Town won Group / Duo Video of the Year for “Girl Crush.” Thomas Rhett took home Male Video of the Year for “Die A Happy Man” and thanked his wife for being the inspiration for the song. Performances of the night featured many collaborations, including Dierks Bentley and Elle King’s performance of “Different For Girls.”
Eagle Liberty leaves nest at National Arboretum
The male eagle at the National Arboretum, Liberty, left his nest Thursday morning at 6:12 a.m. “It was a perfect launch and very intentional,” said Julia M. M. Cecere, spokeswoman for the American Eagle Foundation, in a news release. Liberty’s dad, “Mr. President,” took off from the nest a few seconds later. Liberty and his sister, Freedom, hatched at the Arboretum in March of this year. Freedom fledged the nest Sunday, June 5 – her first flight. Video of Liberty’s flight was posted to the American Eagle Foundation’s Facebook page, and already has thousands of views.
Police investigate 16 Va. homes hit by gunfire
WTOP reports police have been investigating a puzzling pattern that has been unfolding this year in Prince William County of occupied homes being hit by gunfire. Bullets have been fired at 16 homes in the county since January. According to WTOP, most of the incidents occurred in Woodbridge, and others occurred in Manassas and Dumfries. “Needless to say it’s very concerning to us,” said acting Prince William County Police Chief Barry Barnard. “It’s very dangerous.” Investigators have not determined a motive and say there may be one ore more people involved in multiple incidents. “I don’t know that we can identify one or two singular motivations,” Barnard said. “I think a lot of it is just reckless behavior.”
Police van driver goes to trial in Freddie Gray case
The third officer to go on trial for the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray is the driver of the transport van in which prosecutors say Gray suffered fatal injury. Officer Caesar Goodson began trial Thursday, electing for a bench trial. The same judge who acquitted another Baltimore police officer on charges surrounding Gray’s death will decide his case. Goodson faces charges of second-degree depraved-heart murder, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence), manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) and reckless endangerment – the most serious of the charges brought forth in the Gray trials.
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June 10 7 PM Capital Pride Drag Extravaganza, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
June 10 7:30 PM JB Smoove, DC Improv, Washington, DC
June 10 7:30 PM Beyoncé – The Formation World Tour, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
June 10 7 PM TWENTY ØNE PILØTS, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
June 10 7 PM Blues & Soul Divas, The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
June 11 7:30 PM The Dolan Twins, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD
June 12 7:30 PM Loni Love, DC Improv, Washington, DC