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.
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.
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