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Man’s Death Sparks More Protests In Baltimore

The death of a man in police custody is sparking more outrage in Baltimore.  Protesters upset with the death of Freddie Gray marched from City Hall to police headquarters this morning.  Gray died yesterday, a week after he was arrested, and a family attorney says the 25-year-old suffered a severed spinal cord.  According to the “Baltimore Sun,” a police report says Gray was arrested April 12th “without force or incident” for having a switchblade knife and he suffered a medical emergency while being taken to a police station.

Californian Arrested White House Fence Jumping

A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.  The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-four-year-old Jerome R. Hunt of Hayward,  California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry.
 The Secret Service said “this individual was immediately arrested by USSS Uniformed Division Officers.”
 
Arlington Police Upgrade Death Investigation To Homicide

Arlington County police now confirm they are investigating the death of a mother as a homicide.  Forty-two-year-old Bonnie Black was found dead Friday inside her home on 18th Street South.  Neighbors like Pam Henkels are still in shock, and quite concerned about their safety.  Police have questioned Black’s husband, who had a protective order against him filed after the couple’s marriage went through troubles.  No one has been charged in the case, however.  The couple’s two young children are in the custody of child protective services.

Study: More Breast Cancer Cases Ahead

Breast cancer cases in the U.S. could grow by 50 percent by 2030.  That’s according to a new study from the National Cancer Institute projecting based on rates from 2011.  The projections are partially based on the fact that many women are living longer.  Another factor is new screening methods that help doctors diagnose more cases in very early stages of growth that might not require treatment.

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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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