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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Posted For DC Area

A severe thunderstorm watch is being posted for the DC area through 10:00 tonight. The National Weather Service says the top threats are damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles-per-hour, possible hail up to one-and-a-half inches in diameter and even the chance of a tornado or two. A flash flood watch has already been posted for the region from 5:00 this afternoon through late tonight. Up to two inches of rain could fall in a short period of time.

Arrest Made In Liquor Store Shooting

One man is under arrest and at least one other is being sought in last week’s shooting outside a liquor store in Northwest Washington. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced today that Kevin Cole is charged with assault with intent to kill in the June 8th incident which left four people injured outside the Big Ben Liquor Store at the corner of New York Avenue and North Capitol Street. Lanier says Cole was the driver of a car that sped away from the shooting and that another person who was in the car is still at large. A third person in the car was arrested but faces charges unrelated to the liquor store violence.

Obama, Biden Are In Orlando To Meet Shooting Victims Families

President Obama and Vice President Biden are at the Orlando Amway Center for a private meeting with the families of victims of Sunday’s massacre. They will also meet with first responders. Gunman Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people at a gay nightclub. He was later killed by police. Another 53 people were injured in the shooting spree. Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Congresswoman Corrine Brown were aboard Air Force One for the flight to Orlando. On Sunday, he called the tragedy an act of terror and an act of hate.

EgyptAir Jet’s Voice Recorder Found In Mediterranean

Egyptian officials say search teams have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the EgyptAir jetliner that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea. A statement from investigators today indicated the device has been damaged but the memory unit appears to be intact. The development comes a day after Egyptian authorities said several main pieces of the Airbus A320’s wreckage had been located. Flight 804 was carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo when it went down on May 19th.

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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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