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Small Group Of Students Protest At Howard

A small band of Howard students and faculty gathered today to protest some of the threats the school received this week.  One of the protesters says speaking up not only shows how resilient the school can be, but how resilient the community can be as well.  Howard University police and the FBI have stepped up security on the campus in response to online threats made against black students.  University spokespeople say they haven’t heard of any plans for a larger protest on campus.

Report: Tamir Rice Shooting Tragic, But Reasonable

Cleveland police are getting the benefit of the doubt in the Tamir Rice shooting.  The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office released a report yesterday in which a use of force expert called the shooting tragic, but reasonable based on the information officers had at the time.  The 12-year-old boy was shot and killed nearly a year ago after waving what turned out to be a toy gun outside of a recreation center.

Carson Responds To Trump’s Attack

Ben Carson is responding to the latest blistering attack from GOP rival Donald Trump.  The billionaire went after Carson on CNN and at an Iowa campaign rally last night, likening Carson’s temper to a “pathological disease” that is as incurable as that of a child molester.  At a press conference this morning in South Carolina, Carson said Trump’s comments weren’t surprising and are actually expected.  Carson said he would not engage in the type of dialogue that Trump used. 

Pentagon Reasonably Certain That “Jihadi John” Was Killed

U.S. officials are all but certain that the ISIS terrorist known as “Jihadi John” is dead.  In a briefing in Baghdad, Army Colonel Steven Warren said it is still early and stressed that “Jihadi John’s” death has not been confirmed.  The Kuwaiti-born Briton was targeted in a U.S. drone strike in northern Syria.  Warren said “Jihadi John” was the only high-value target in the strike.

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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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