Dangerous Heat In The DMV, Capitals Coach Quits, First Ladies Speak Out Against Trump Immigration Policy

Heat wave hits the region

Extreme heat, humidity and air pollution are combining for Code Orange air quality alert for the DC region. That designation means unhealthy outdoor air quality for groups such as children, people suffering from asthma, heart and lung disease and the elderly.  Forecasters say with the humidity, it could feel close to 100 to 105 degrees today.  The hot temperatures will continue into Tuesday.

Stanley Cup winning coach steps down

In a stunning move, Barry Trotz resigned Tuesday as head coach of the Washington Capitals, less than two weeks after leading the Caps to its first ever Stanley Cup championship.  In a written statement, Trotz said, in part, “After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals.” Trotz’s contract was set to expire June 30th.  He and the team had been discussing a new deal.

First Ladies criticize Trump administration’s immigration policy

Former First Ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama are criticizing the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Mrs. Bush says the current policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the border is breaking her heart. Mrs. Obama retweeted the op-ed, saying sometimes truth transcends party. Meanwhile, a statement from Melania Trump’s spokesperson said the First Lady “hates to see children separated from their families.”



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