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President signs off on a spending bill avoiding a Gov’t shutdown

President Obama has signed off on a bipartisan deal to fund most of the agencies in the federal government until September. The $1.1 Trillion dollar deal will however only fund the Department of Homeland Security until February 27th. The legislation also does not address immigration or Obama care.

Police identify the suspect in the armed carjacking at New Carrollton Metro Station

Investigators in Prince George’s County have identified 20 year old, Darius Jennings as the suspect wanted for the December 7th armed robbery of an SUV from a mother who was trying to get her child out of her vehicle at the New Carrollton Metro Station parking garage. The victims were not injured.

The LA DA says they will not charge Bill Cosby with molesting a woman when she was 15

The District Attorney in Los Angeles says they will not file molestation charges against comedian Bill Cosby, following a woman’s claim that he sexually assaulted her at the age of 15 in 1974 at the playboy mansion. Prosecutors say the statue of limitation has passed. It’s also being reported that the woman allegedly tried to extort money from Cosby before she filed the suit.

DC City Leaders votes on a Multimillion Dollar soccer stadium deal

At 10 this morning, the DC City Council will vote on a plan on whether or not to support building a 20 thousand seat soccer stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point in SW. The deal would require taxpayers to shell out $150 Million to buy the land. The team would then have to add an additional $150 Million to have the stadium built.

Mayor Gray says good bye

Tonight at 7 at Dunbar Senior High School, DC Mayor Vincent Gray will deliver his farewell address. Gray is expected to highlight the cities accomplishments over the last four years. He will also talk about the future of the District of Columbia. Mayor Elect Muriel Bowser will be sworn in to office next month.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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