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DC Leaders Relaunch Illegal Gun Initiative

DC leaders are relaunching the city’s illegal gun initiative.  Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier are asking residents to help them identify violent offenders who carry illegal guns.  They say the fewer illegal guns there are on the streets, the safer the city will be.  Police say 944 illegal guns have been confiscated so far this year.

Wootton High Principal Found Dead

The principal of Wootton High School in Rockville for the past 12 years is dead.  Montgomery County interim Schools Superintendent Larry Bowers has sent a letter to Wootton families saying that Dr. Michael Doran was found dead in his Bethesda apartment this morning,12 days before classes are to begin.  Bowers says the cause of Doran’s death has not been determined.  Counselors will be available at the school for the rest of the week to help grieving students.

Ohio’s First Black Congressman Dies

Funeral arrangements are pending for former U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes.  The longtime representative of Cleveland’s east side passed away last night from complications of lung and brain cancer at the age of 90.  Stokes was the first black congressman from Ohio, serving 30 years until his retirement in 1999.  He recently completed an autobiography about growing up in poverty, his career in politics and service in the civil rights movement.

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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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