Paul Ryan refuses to endorse Donald Trump
Paul Ryan, House Speaker, said that he cannot support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He said, “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now.” Ryan’s position makes him the highest-level GOP official to reject Trump. Ryan said he wants to unify “all wings of the Republican Party and the conservative movement” and then run a campaign that will allow Americans to “have something that they’re proud to support and proud to be a part of.” On late Thursday afternoon, Trump responded to Ryan in the following statement: “I am not ready to support Speaker Ryan’s agenda. Perhaps in the future we can work together and come to an agreement about what is best for the American people. They have been treated so badly for so long that it is about time for politicians to put them first!” Ryan’s decision gives Republicans cover to hold off on supporting Trump.
Prince had opioids addiction according to doctor and family
After his death, investigators found prescription opioid medication in Prince’s home in Minnesota. However, valid prescriptions have not been found for it so far. According to attorney, Michael Padden, Prince’s siblings revealed that Prince had an addiction to Percocet for decades prior to his death. According to sibling Duane Nelson (who died in 2013), Prince used the Percocet to help him deal with the rigors of performing. Apart from his addiction, officials are trying to sort out the fate of his estate. No will has been found so far. According to Minnesota law, his estate would go to his sister and half-siblings. They would control his brand, thousands of unreleased songs, and contents of his secretive vault. According to several estimates, Prince was worth $300 million.
Metro fire disrupts rush hour passengers
The Blue, Orange and Silver lines between Eastern Market and L’Enfant Plaza is out of service due to a debris fire according to Metro. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld confirmed this incident. Security cameras caught recorded footage of smoke at the Federal Center Station which remained closed to replace a full third-rail insulator. Capitol South and Eastern Market station are closed as well. No injuries have been reported. There is a Metrobus shuttle service that will soon be ready to operate between the two stations. Wiedefeld said that crews will be working on it and expects the station to be reopened on Friday morning.
Young boy in slain officer case asked to testify
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say Ronald Hamilton shot and killed his wife, Crystal, during a domestic dispute on Feb. 27 as well as police officer Ashley Guindon, who responded to the scene. Hamilton’s 11-year old son witnessed some of the events and has given his statement to the police. Prosecutors want the boy to testify in front of the grand jury later this month. Hamilton’s family in South Carolina has custody of the boy. Hamilton’s attorney is resistant against the boy to testify said that it could be traumatic for the boy.
Gunman on the loose after killing woman at high school
Police is on the lookout for Eulalio Tordil who reportedly shot and killed his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil while she was at Prince George’s County High School Thursday afternoon. Gladys went to pick up her children who attend the high school. Tordil had followed her to school. Then he got out of his car to confront Gladys as she sat in her SUV. Police say that Tordil shot Gladys several times. Gladys died from the injuries and Tordil quickly left the scene. A male bystander who intervened the dispute was shot by Tordil as well, but survived. No students were involved in the shooting. The incident was captured on videotape and is being used in the investigation of the case.
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Tuesdays-Fridays 12PM Spotlight Talks, Philips Collection, Washington, DC
May 1 2:30 PM Marc Wortman – 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at War, Politics & Prose, Washington, DC
May 5 8:00 PM Before the Barns Julian Lage Master Class, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
May 6 10:30 PM Grum, U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
May 6-7, May 9, May 14, May 16, May 19-21 8 PM Journey to the West, Source Theatre, Washington, DC
May 7 8:00 PM The Wizard of Oz 6:30 PM National Theatre, Washington, DC
May 7 7:15 PM Washington Capitals v. Pittsburgh Penguins – Round 2 Home Game 3, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
May 8 11:00 AM Class: Bold Characters = Strong Relationships, w/ Stephanie Anderson, DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC
May 8 3:00 PM Flow Gip Hop & the Church –Al B Sure, Angie Stone, Peter Gunz &Flow, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
May 8 Ladies Night R&B Super Jam 7 PM Verizon Center, Washington, DC
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