German Leader Meeting With Trump At White House, Home Explodes In Rockville

German Leader Meeting With Trump At White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is at the White House for talks with President Trump. The two leaders posed for a brief photo op in the Oval office before holding private discussions on trade and NATO. Trump had sharply criticized Merkel during his election campaign for allowing a flood of refugees into Germany.

Home Explodes In Rockville

Authorities are searching for the occupant of a Rockville home that exploded. Montgomery County Police say the blast happened in the 11-thousand block of Ashley Drive around 12:30 this morning. Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer says there’s nothing left of the building, calling it, quote, “just a pile of bricks.” Investigators have determined the explosion wasn’t due to a gas leak, but they are still investigating. A realty company says the foreclosed home was scheduled to be auctioned off this afternoon.

Man Shot Near Elementary School

A man has been shot near a Southeast DC elementary school. Police say the incident occurred in the 22-hundred block of Minnesota Avenue, SE around 9:00 this morning. A victim was transported from the area in grave condition. Orr Elementary School was placed on lockdown while authorities searched for the suspect, who was last seen running towards 19th Street.

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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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