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Obama: Iran Deal Framework Will Prevent Iran From Getting Nuclear Bombs

President Obama says the framework for a deal on Iran’s nuclear program will keep Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon if fully implemented.  In a statement at the White House, Obama said the deal is a good one that achieves primary objectives.  The framework for the deal was announced today after talks in Switzerland.

DC Mayor Proposes Tax Increases In New Budget

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is calling for tax increases to help close a budget shortfall.  Bowser has unveiled a more than 12 billion-dollar spending plan that calls for raising the city’s sales tax by point-25-percent to six-percent.  It also calls for new spending to complete the streetcar project and extend the line to Georgetown.  Bowser also wants 100-million dollars to go toward a new round of modernization projects for several elementary schools.

Suspect In Lawyer Murder Was Former Security Guard

The woman accused of killing a young lawyer at a DC hotel used to work as a security guard for MVP Protective Services.  Twenty-one-year-old Jamyra Gallmon resigned in December, and the company says she was planning to pursue a career in law enforcement.  She was taken into custody yesterday for the murder of David Messerschmitt, who was found stabbed to death February 10th inside a room at the upscale Donovan Hotel. 

UMD Completes Investigation Of Racist, Sexist E-Mail

The University of Maryland has concluded its investigation of a racist and sexist e-mail sent by a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity in 2014.  In a letter to the campus, President Wallace Loh says investigators concluded that the private email was hateful, but did not violate University policies and is protected by the First Amendment.  Loh says the student has apologized and offered to undergo training in diversity.

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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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