DAYBREAK DAILY: Supreme Court to rule on 'Hobby Lobby'; Marine deserter surrenders
ABC7 WEATHER: Nice, but warm. Humidity levels on the rise. High in the upper 80s. http://wj.la/1ivsSwP
‘GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON’: Among the reports -A man was shot in Northeast D.C. Monday; a naked man was arrested in Arlington Saturday; much more, beginning at 4:30 a.m.
HOBBY LOBBY DECISION: The Supreme Court is expected to release its ruling today on whether Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama's health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees' preventive care plans.
The family-owned companies that are challenging the provision provide health insurance to their employees but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs.
Hobby Lobby, with more than 15,000 full-time employees at 600 stores in 41 states, is owned by the Green family, evangelical Christians who say they run their business on biblical principles. The other company awaiting today's ruling is Conestoga Wood Specialties, which is owned by a family of Mennonite Christians.
The companies and their backers argue that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses through their owners. http://wj.la/Vzsinw
NAKED BAR CRAWL ATTENDEE ARRESTED: Early into the All American Bar Crawl in Arlington Saturday evening, a man stripped down naked at Goody’s Pizza, ran down the street, jumped into a car, sped down Wilson Boulevard with officers in pursuit, hit two vehicles, and was eventually tazed by Arlington police.
Police identified the suspect as Charles Mack, 23, who was charged with indecent exposure, DWI, felony hit & run, possession of narcotics, and disregard of police direction. http://wj.la/1lpyoM3
DESERTER SURRENDERS: A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday.
Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was being flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman, Capt. Eric Flanagan.
Maj. Gen. Raymond Fox, commander of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Lejeune, will determine whether to court martial Hassoun.In a written statement from its headquarters at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service "worked with" Hassoun to turn himself in and return to the U.S. to face charges. wj.la/1qJgCJ4
NEW VA SECRETARY NAMED: President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been plagued by long waits for treatment, a White House official said Sunday.
The president will formally announce his pick on Monday, exactly a month after Eric Shinseki, the VA secretary since the start of the Obama administration, resigned on May 30 after allegations of delayed care came to light.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, McDonald rose from an entry-level job to CEO of Procter and Gamble over more than three decades at the company. He spent four years as CEO before leaving in mid-2013 amid cost-cutting at the Fortune 500 company. http://politi.co/1mcZADO
OSCAR PISTORIUS PSYCH EVAL RESULTS: A panel of mental health experts has concluded that Oscar Pistorius was not suffering from a mental illness when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his home last year, the chief prosecutor at the athlete's murder trial said Monday.
Pistorius' trial resumed after a break of one month during which a psychologist and three psychiatrists also assessed whether the double-amputee runner was capable of understanding the wrongfulness of his act when he shot Steenkamp through a closed toilet door. http://wj.la/1mMrV2H
SPORTS, BRIEFLY: The Nationals swept the Chicago Cubs in a double header; Justin Rose wins Quicken Loans National: http://wj.la/1rps9gt
TRENDING ON ABC7 FACEBOOK: A federal grand jury has indicted a husband and wife from Potomac, Md. for medical fraud, to the tune of $2.3 million.
Drs. Paramjit Ajrawat and Sukhveen Ajrawat are accused of over-billing their patients, and then collecting insurance payouts from government agencies like Medicare and Medicaid. http://wj.la/VyxMPd
NEWSTALK: Among Monday’s guests (10 a.m., NewsChannel 8) are Delegates Mark Sickles (D) and Tag Greason (R), who will discuss the latest on the Virginia legislature’s battle with Gov. McAuliffe over Medicaid expansion; Councilman Hans Riemer will talk about Montgomery County’s unusually low turnout in the gubernatorial primary and possible ways to boost voter participation; and Erica Meier of Compassion Over Killing will talk about the proposal to ban the shooting of undercover video at factory farms.