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NAACP leaders prepare for a historic symbolic march today at 1:30 …

The NAACP’s American Journey for Justice March from Selma, Alabama to Washington, DC has made it here. At 12:15 NAACP leaders, clergy members, political leaders and supporters will gather at the Memorial Bridge to take part in a 1:30 symbolic and unified march across the Bridge. Tomorrow leaders will meet with lawmakers on the hill.

Prince George’s County leaders learn the latest on plan to close Laurel Hospital…

Right now, the Prince George’s County Council is hearing about the plans to close Laurel Regional Hospital. Dimensions Health care System wants to turn the site into a ambulatory care center. The first things to close will be the maternity ward and the children health unit on October 10th. Hundreds of employee’s will loose their jobs during this change.

A Fairfax County Commission is recommending several changes to how police use tasers on people…

Members of a commission on police policy in Fairfax County have decided to make several recommendations following comments during last night tense public meeting. The biggest call had to do with the use of tasers. They are now recommending that no officers use tasers on people while in any type of restraints. Protesters demanded justice for Natasha McKenna. She is the African American woman who had mental health issues and died after officers tased her 4 times while in handcuffs and in leg restraints.

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