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Four people have been injured in an apartment fire in SE.  All four, including two children and a firefighter, were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  The blaze broke out in an apartment building on 2nd Street.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Prince George’s County police continue to search for a suspect who tried to abduct a seven-year-old boy from his Fairmount Heights home.  It happened early Tuesday in the 59-hundred block of L Street.  Police say the man tried to pull the child through an open window.  The suspect fled when the boy screamed for help.

DC police are increasing lighting and officer patrols in popular night spots around the city.  The move comes because more people are expected to be out walking late at night as Metrorail shuts down at midnight.  Police say the new safety measures will be in place Wednesday through Sunday nights from 11 to 3am.

A Republican congressman is trying to block the Treasury Department’s redesign of the $20 bill.  Congressman Steve King of Iowa has offered an amendment to a spending bill that would bar the use of funds to redesign any Federal Reserve note or coin.  The political move comes as the Treasury is set to change the face of the $20 bill to replace Andrew Jackson on the front with abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Renee Nash

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Renee Nash, Director of Information and Public Affairs for WHUR, is a well-respected journalist who has covered a range of issues from local and national politics, to healthcare reform and civil rights. She has also spearheaded numerous award-winning projects including radiothons, town hall meetings and food and clothing drives. Over her 25-year career at WHUR, she has been a writer, reporter, producer and anchor. Renee serves on the boards of many organizations including the Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation and Sisters of Hope. She is the proud mom of Dominique and Delante.

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