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White House Bomb Threat

Reporters are back in the White House press briefing room after it was abruptly evacuated because of a telephoned bomb threat.  It happened after reports of suspicious packages and a bomb threat prompted security sweeps at a Senate building.  Nothing hazardous has been found. 

Potential Bank Robbers Shot By Police

Prince George’s County police believe two men shot and wounded by an officer outside an Upper Marlboro Giant food store wanted to rob a bank.  A spokeswoman says the suspects had stolen a car and wanted to hold up a nearby SunTrust Bank before being confronted by police this morning.  Both suspects are now in the hospital, one with life threatening injuries and the other with non-life threatening injuries.  The officer who shot the suspects was not injured.

Cleveland Civil Rights Leaders Call For Indictment In Tamir Rice Case

Community leaders in Cleveland are going directly to a judge and asking to bring charges against police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice.  Reverend Dr. Jawanza Colvin announced today they have filed a citizens’ affidavit for probable cause in Tamir’s death.  The group says they are asking the judge to issue arrest warrants for the officers and have them charged with murder and other crimes.

Not-Guilty Plea From Former Speaker Of The House

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is pleading not guilty to federal charges he tried to hide large bank withdrawals and then lied to the FBI about it.  Hastert is accused of trying to hide three-and-a-half-million-dollars in bank withdrawals intended as hush money to allegedly hide past sexual misconduct with a male student.

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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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