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Brussels Bombing Suspect Leaves Suicide Note

Authorities say one of the Brussels suicide bombers left behind a chilling note.  The document was discovered on a computer found tossed in a trash can in Brussels.  In the note, Ibrahim El Bakraoui [[ bahk-ROW-ee ]] hinted that he knew Belgian police were closing in and that the attack was a last resort.  Officials say both he and his brother, who was also a Belgian national, died in separate blasts at the Brussels airport and a metro subway station. At least 31 people were killed and more than 250 were wounded in the attacks.

Bowser Pledges Higher Minimum Wage, Better Schools

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is taking larger steps and bigger pledges in her second State of the District speech.  In last night’s speech, Mayor Bowser called for an increase in the city’s minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2020.  She is also asking that all DC schools that have not been modernized yet to be renovated starting in 2017.  Her plans to tackle homeless and child care were also optimistic, but not everybody shares that hope.  A crowd of protesters gathered outside the speech, saying she failed on last year’s promise to be more transparent in government.

Demonstrations Outside U.S. Supreme Court

Large crowds are gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices hear arguments on a compromise for required contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.  Faith-based groups as well as womens health advocates are demonstrating.  Some object to the compromise allowing religious groups that oppose providing contraceptive coverage to sign a form and turn it over to the government.  The government then has insurers pay for the coverage.  The groups say that violates their religious principles by forcing them to authorize contraceptive coverage.

Alfred Morris Signs With Rival Cowboys

He’s no longer a Redskin.  Running back Alfred Morris signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, surprising many Washington football fans.  Morris rushed for more than 16-hundred yards as a rookie in 2012 and posted three consecutive one-thousand yard seasons before dropping off last year.  Morris posted a message on Instagram thanking the Redskins.  He wrote, ”I’ve met a lot of great people, made a lot of great memories, and was given countless opportunities to live my dream and better myself and my family.”

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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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