Check In – Daily News, Weather and Sports Scores – May 18, 2016


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Sanders calls for changes to Democratic Party primary system

In response to Hillary Clinton’s significant delegate lead, Bernie Sanders has suggested that the current Democratic Party’s primary system is un-democratic and that it favors Clinton. The Vermont senator says the superdelegates, comprised primarily of steadfast Democrats, are the main problem as most of them are already backing Clinton. However, CNN political analysts say Sanders suggestion wouldn’t actually make it any easier for him to get the party nomination and that the results of the race would be about the same. Getting rid of superdelegates would lower the number of delegates needed to 2,026, according to CNN, and Clinton would still lead Sanders by nearly 300 delegates.


Search called off for Sinead O’Connor after singer found safe

Suburban Chicago Police in Wilmette, Illinois have called off the search for singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor Monday after O’Connor was found safe. The Wilmette Police began their search for O’Connor after an unnamed caller alerted authorities that the singer had not returned from her Sunday morning bike ride. The singer had been missing for more than a day. Details have not been released about how and where O’Connor was located.

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House bill to block DC government spending power

After city voters approved a referendum granting “budget autonomy” to the District of Columbia government this year, House Republicans have proposed a House bill to take that sovereignty away. The District, who had received approval for its budget from Congress every year since 1973, was supported when a judge ruled in favor of the city after the law was brought to court. The proposed bill would block the District government from spending local tax dollars without Congress’ approval and is expected to be approved in committee Tuesday.


5-month-old dies in interstate car fire

A 5-month-old girl died in a car fire on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach on Monday, according to Virginia State Police spokeswomen Sgt. Michelle Anaya. Anaya says the infant was killed after a three-vehicle collision where a Nissan Sentra broke down and was struck by a Chevrolet Silverado and then a transit bus, before catching on fire. Three people were taken to a hospital, but the 5-month-old died in the fire.


Trial continues for officer in Gray case

The trial of Officer Edward Nero continued Monday with defense witness testimony. Nero is charged with assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment after the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Prosecutors say Nero and two other officers failed to buckle Gray into a seat belt after illegally arresting him, resulting in a critical spinal injury and ultimately his death a week later. The defense says Nero wasn’t the arresting officer when Gray was arrested and that it is the job of the wagon driver to ensure prisoners are buckled properly. The first witness called by the defense was former Baltimore commander Timothy Longo.

Washington Wizards: End of Season

Washington Capitals: End of Season

Washington Redskins: End of Season

Washington Nationals: Miami Marlins 5-1 Washington Nationals

Washington Mystics: End of Season

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DC Spotlight Check in - EVENTS THIS WEEK

May 18 10AM-5PM FREE Art Museum Day National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

May 19 8 PM A$AP FERG & TORY LANEZ: The Level Up Tour, The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD

May 19-21 8 PM Brian Regan, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

May 20 7 PM, The Nightingale/Iolanta, National Arts Theater, Washington, DC

May 20 7:30 Overtures, Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

May 20 7 PM Washington Mystics vs. Los Angeles Sparks, Verizon Center, Washington, DC

May 21 7:30 Comedy Kumite VI, DC Improv Comedy Club, Washington, DC

May 21 8 PM Boyz II Men, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,Washington, DC

May 21 5:30 Miranda Lambert, Kip Moore & Brothers Osborne, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA

May 22 7:30 PM The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC

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