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Fire Near RFK Shuts Down Orange Line Service

A transformer fire near RFK Stadium is to blame for the mess on Metro’s Orange Line.  The fire was not inside the Metrorail system, but the fire department activity did impact service near the Stadium-Armory station.  Orange Line service remains suspended between Eastern Market and Minnesota Avenue.  Silver Line and Blue Line trains are impacted, as well.  There’s no word on how long the disruption will last.

Basilica At Catholic U. Readies For Pope

Preparations continue at the Basilica on the Catholic University campus, where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on Wednesday.  An altar is being put into place at a makeshift outdoor sanctuary.  More than 25-thousand people will be on hand as the Pope canonizes Spanish Franciscan friar Junipero Serra.  Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in DC tomorrow afternoon.

Muslim Group Shocked At Ben Carson’s Remarks

A Muslim group says it is shocked by Dr. Ben Carson’s remarks that he would not support having a Muslim as President.  The Council on American-Islamic Relations today called for Carson to drop out of the race, saying he is unfit to lead. Carson made the controversial remarks Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”  His campaign said today that Carson never implied that a Muslim should be prevented from running.

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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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