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Seventeen-Year-Old Charged In Metro Station Murder

Police have announced an arrest in Saturday’s shooting death of 15-year-old Devonte Washington at the Deanwood Metrorail station. Seventeen-year-old Maurice Bellamy has been arrested and charged as an adult with second-degree murder. DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says Metro security cameras were the key to catching their suspect. Bellamy will be arraigned this afternoon.

U.S. Capitol Police Beef Up Security, Investigate Suspicious Packages

Tourists are seeing beefed-up security around the U.S. Capitol. It follows a shooting at the Capitol Visitor Center yesterday. U.S. Capitol Police officers also investigated two suspicious packages this morning. Both were later deemed harmless. The heightened security was first put in place following the Brussels bombings last week. Then yesterday, police shot a man who pulled out a pellet gun at the Visitor Center.

Trump’s Campaign Manager Charged With Battery

Donald Trump’s campaign manager is facing a battery charge in Florida. Police in Jupiter are charging Corey Lewandowski with assault for allegedly grabbing former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields by the arm during a campaign event earlier this month. Meanwhile, the GOP frontrunner is threatening to pull out of tonight’s CNN town hall event in Milwaukee because he thinks his opponents are getting too much coverage on the network.

Actress Patty Duke Has Died

Actress Patty Duke is dead at the age of 69. Her manager says the Academy Award winning actress died of complications from a ruptured intestine. Duke rose to fame at the age of 16, winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Hellen Keller in “The Miracle Worker.” She went on to win a Golden Globe playing identical cousins in the TV comedy series, “The Patty Duke Show.”


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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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