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Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah Found Guilty Of Fraud

Veteran Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah is free on bail after being convicted on racketeering and fraud charges. A jury found the 59-year-old Democrat guilty today on all counts after a month-long trial in Philadelphia. Prosecutors said the veteran lawmaker used nonprofit money and other funds to repay an illegal one-million-dollar campaign loan from 2007. Fattah is due back in court for sentencing October 4th.

Protesters Arrested Outside NRA Headquarters

Gun control activists are under arrest after a demonstration outside the NRA headquarters in Virginia. The 18 activists were demonstrating this morning at the group’s headquarters in Fairfax when police say they blocked the entrance to the building by staging a “die-in.” Many of the demonstrators were with the group Code Pink. They face misdemeanor charges and fines.

Attorney General Visits Orlando After Deadly Mass Shooting

Attorney General Loretta Lynch calls the deadly mass shooting in Orlando a shattering, horrific attack. After visiting with victims’ families and first responders, Lynch said she was moved by their strength and resilience. She argued that the good in the world far outweighs the evil. Forty-nine people were shot dead in a gay nightclub in Orlando on June 12th. Another 53 people were injured. The gunman had declared allegiance to ISIS before he was killed by police.

Georgia Authorities Raid Gladys Knight’s Restaurant

The son of Gladys Knight is the focus of an investigation into her restaurant chain. WSB-TV reports the department of revenue raided the Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffle restaurants today as they look for one-million-dollars in missing money. Shanga Hankerson runs the chain for his famous mother, who is not a part of the investigation.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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