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Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For “Real Black President” Tweet

Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch is apologizing for a tweet suggesting President Obama wasn’t “a real black President.” Murdoch tweeted Wednesday night, quote, “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?”

Police Capture Carjacking Suspect

A carjacking suspect who caused Fort Meade to go on alert is in custody. Anne Arundel County police say he was captured this morning without incident after they found him hiding in some woods in the area. Officers began chasing the suspect last night in Baltimore City and he eventually crashed the stolen car into a gate at the military base before running off.

McCarthy Drops Out Of Race For House Speaker

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy admits his comments on the Benghazi committee played into his decision to drop out of the race for House Speaker. McCarthy had recently suggested the committee was set up to hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Today, the California Republican acknowledged what he said “wasn’t helpful” to his bid for Speaker.

South Carolina Devastated By Flooding

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says the scene is tragic after massive flooding in her state. At a news briefing today, the governor said as the water recedes, it’s painful to see the damage done to railroads, farms and roads that have been completely washed out. Haley said 17 people have died from the flooding in South Carolina.

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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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