Trump and Sanders win WV and Virginia; Biden: “Would have been the best president”
Bernie Sanders won the West Virginia primary Tuesday night, defeating Hillary Clinton. Exit polls showed Sanders winning favorably amongst voters concerned with the economy. As for the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump won West Virginia and Nebraska, attracting conservative voters who, according to exit polls, are eager for Washington outsiders. Even with Sanders’ win, about one-third of Democratic primary voters still said they would vote for Trump in November. In an interview Wednesday night, Vice President Joe Biden said he had planned on a presidential bid but decided against it after the death of his son, Beau. Biden said that he would have been the “best president” if he had run, but predicted that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination and be elected president.
Meghan Trainor pulls video due to photoshopping of waist
Pop singer Meghan Trainor removed her music video for her new song “Me Too” after seeing screen grabs from the video that showed her figure was photoshopped. Trainor said the video editors had slimmed down her waist and that she had not authorized them to do so. She said, “I texted the editors like, ‘I never asked you to touch my waist. I want my waist back.’ ” The singer took to Snapchat to explain to her fans why she took down the video and said she didn’t approve of the alterations. Trainor said an unaltered version of the “Me Too” video is expected to be released Tuesday.
Former D.C. Mayor’s aide sentenced to 6 months in jail
A former aide to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray was sentenced to six months in prison on Tuesday. The aide, Vernon Hawkins, was convicted of being involved in a “shadow campaign” in 2010 that helped get Gray elected. Hawkins, 77, admitted he took part in paying a witness to leave the District and in the spending and arranging of illicit campaign funds. He said, “It was wrong and I should not have had anything to do with it.” Hawkins is now the second person to receive jail time while working on Gray’s campaign, and prosecutors requested he serve a 1-year sentence claiming Hawkins continued to obstruct the investigation. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, however, ruled there was not sufficient evidence to prove Hawkins intentionally misled prosecutors.
$60 million lawsuit filed against Portsmouth jail
A $60 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against officers at the Portsmouth jail in Virginia by the family of a man who died from a heart failure due to excessive weight loss. The complaint claims that jail officials and health-care providers physically abused and starved inmate Jamycheal Mitchell, who was incarcerated in April 2015 for stealing from a convenience store. After being in jail for 3 months, Mitchell, who also suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, had lost 46 pounds and was found dead in his cell. Mitchell had twice been ordered by a judge to be transferred to a state mental hospital, but never was due to clerical errors.
Baltimore mayor stops travel to Mississippi, North Carolina
Due to new transgender laws in Mississippi and North Carolina, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has suspended all city-sponsored travel to those two states. Rawlings-Blake announced the suspension in a letter to city officials Tuesday, saying city officials shouldn’t request to travel to the two states. Mississippi passed a law allowing workers to deny service based on their own religious beliefs while North Carolina now requires government agencies and public schools to provide bathrooms based on people’s genders at birth. Mayor Rawlings-Blake said she will not authorize travel to those states “until the situation changes” and hoped it would encourage the states to change their policies.
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