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Trump To Attend Private GOP Gathering in Washington, DC Today

Donald Trump’s front-running campaign for the Republican presidential nomination comes to Washington, DC today. Trump will reportedly meet with a number of Republican lawmakers in an effort to mend fences amid reports some GOP leaders want to derail his nomination. The meeting is being arranged by Trump supporter Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The billionaire real estate developer also is scheduled to meet with reporters, and tonight he’ll speak to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee.

Obama Takes Part In Official Welcoming Ceremony In Havana

President Obama is taking part in an official welcoming ceremony in the capital of Cuba. With Cuban leader Raul Castro at his side, he stood with his hand over his heart as a band in dress uniform played the Star Spangled Banner. Obama is the first President in decades to visit Cuba.

Metro Replacing Escalators At Three Stations

Metro is replacing escalators at three stations, and it will cause some disruptions and closures for the majority of the year. The Georgia Avenue-Petworth station will get two new escalators to its eastern entrance, closing that entrance for eleven months. The Glenmont station’s western entrance will be closed for nine months while two new escalators are installed there as well. The Deanwood station will get new escalators, but it will not see any closures as crews will install the new escalators one at a time. Twenty new escalators will be installed in the system this 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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