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Judge Orders New Trial For Chandra Levy Murder

The man who was convicted of killing Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy is getting a new trial. A judge has granted a new trial to Ingmar Guandique [[ Gwan-DEE-kay ]], who was convicted five years ago in a controversial trial. Guandique gets the new trial as his defense claims a key witness lied during previous testimony. Levy was killed in 2001. Her disappearance made headlines after she was linked romantically to former U.S. Congressman Gary Condit.

American Red Cross Asked About Haiti Funds

Questions are being raised about what happened to half-a-billion dollars the American Red Cross took in for Haiti earthquake relief. The organization claims it provided homes for more than 130-thousand people left homeless by a devastating earthquake in 2010. However, an investigative report by NPR and ProPublica says the charity has actually built only six permanent homes for Haitian quake victims since the disaster hit.

Boston Terror Suspect’s Family To Speak Today

The family of the terror suspect killed by police this week in Boston is speaking out. Usaamah Rahim’s [[ oo-SAH-mah rah-HEEM’s ]] family will make a statement this afternoon at the site where Rahim was killed. Law enforcement agents fatally shot Rahim after he allegedly refused to drop a large military-style knife. He was being monitored by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and reportedly had plans to kill police officers.

Rick Perry Announces Presidential Run

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is running again for President. The Republican announced his candidacy during a speech today outside Dallas. Perry said it’s time to create more jobs and get the country moving forward again.

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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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