White House Readies for Annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday
The White House has announced plans for the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll, which will be held on the South Lawn on Monday.
In addition to the traditional events -- the easter egg roll, an egg hunt, a state egg display and reading nook -- first lady Melania Trump is adding lawn bowling as a new event this year, the White House statement released Friday said.
President Donald Trump, other family members and government officials will also be on hand.
Organizers expect nearly 30,000 people to attend the event. Tickets to the event are free, but were available only through an online lottery held earlier this year.
The event was first held in 1878, during President Rutherford B. Hayes' administration.
Independent Autopsy: Stephon Clark Shot Multiple Times in Back
An independent forensic pathologist announced Friday that a 22-year-old Sacramento man shot to death by police earlier this month was shot six times in the back.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, a prominent researcher known for his study of football-related concussions, told reporters Friday that Clark, who was African-American, could not have been behaving as the police officers reported, facing and "assailing" them, and ended up with the bullet wounds in his back and side.
The one bullet that seemed to have come from the front was found in Clark's left thigh, Omalu said, and likely entered Clark's body after he was already lying on the ground.
Clark was shot dead by two officers responding to a nighttime phone call about a man breaking car windows and a glass door. The officers fired on Clark, police authorities said, because they thought he had a gun. But no gun was found on Clark's body. A cellphone was found nearby.
Clark's death has sparked days of protest over police shootings of unarmed black men.
On Thursday, Black Lives Matter activists continued protesting in Sacramento over Clark's death, calling for criminal charges against the officers.