In The News @ 2:00

Obama Says No Credible Evidence Of Terror Plot

President Obama is urging Americans to enjoy their normal Thanksgiving weekend activities.  Speaking from the White House today the President said there is no specifc credible intelligence that points to a terror plot in the U.S.  The President’s remarks came almost two weeks after 130 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Paris.  Obama added that America is equipped to prevent attacks and is resilient in the face of those who try to do us harm.

Chicago Reacts To Shooting Video

More protests are expected in Chicago.  The city is on edge after the release of dash-cam video showing a white police officer shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager.  The release of the video yesterday afternoon was followed by protests all over the Chicago metro area, including the Loop, Roosevelt Road and Halstead Street and Congress Parkway at the Chicago River.  More demonstrations could take place outside City Hall today and several Chicago aldermen are calling for peace in the streets and accountability in government.

Report: Stedman Bailey’s Kids In Car During Shooting

We’re learning more about the shooting of an NFL player.  Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey’s children were in the car with him when he was shot in the head last night in Miami.  Family members tell WFOR-TV Bailey, another man and the five-and-ten-year-old kids were driving to pick someone up when another car pulled up and opened fire.  Bailey and the driver were both shot, while the children were uninjured.  Bailey underwent surgery this morning and is in critical but stable condition. 

Applications Pour In For Medical Pot Businesses

Hundreds of businesses are vying to sell medical marijuana in Maryland.  The state’s Medical Cannabis Commission has released a list of 811 applications to sell medical pot.  Most of the applications are for potential sites in the state’s 20th Senate District, which includes parts of Montgomery County that sit next to DC.  Business licenses could be awarded early next year.

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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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