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Lockdown Lifted In White House Drone Incident

A lockdown put in place after a man tried to fly a drone over the White House fence is now lifted. The man was detained by the Secret Service and the drone was not launched. The incident is under investigation. It’s the second incident involving a drone at the White House this year.

8th Death Confirmed In Philadelphia Train Derailment

The death toll in Philadelphia’s tragic train derailment is up to eight. In a briefing, Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer said the eighth body was found this morning by a cadaver dog. The “Baltimore Sun” is reporting the death of 45-year-old Bob Gildersleeve of Elkridge, Maryland after he went missing following the crash on Tuesday night. At least 200 people were also injured when the train derailed Tuesday night. The train was traveling more than 100 miles-per-hour when it came off the tracks.

Patriots Refute Findings In Wells Report

The New England Patriots are blasting the NFL’s investigation of “Deflategate.” In their response posted online, the Patriots say the findings by investigator Ted Wells “are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context.” The team goes on to say the Patriots employee who referred to himself as “Deflator” was actually referring to his goal to lose weight. The NFL has suspended Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games for his involvement in the plot to underinflate footballs before last January’s AFC Championship Game.

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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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