Rhode Island Avenue Station Closed Through Sunday
The Rhode Island Avenue station on the Red Line will remain closed through the Sunday system closing. Metro says structural inspections will continue following two incidents this week of falling concrete and a metal bracket. Red Line trains will bypass the station and free shuttle bus service will be provided between the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations. The Rhode Island Avenue station is scheduled to reopen to riders on Monday morning.
Tropical Storm Hermine Drenches Georgia, South Carolina
Watches and warnings are in effect from Georgia to Connecticut as Tropical Storm Hermine barrels toward Charleston, South Carolina. Macon, Augusta and Savannah, Georgia are seeing some of the heaviest rain right now. The storm is packing 50 mile-an-hour winds and is expected to strengthen again once it hits the Atlantic. Thousands of people are without power after Hermine came ashore in Florida as a Category One hurricane early this morning. Forecasters think it could be off the coast of New Jersey by the middle of next week.
FBI Releases Report On Clinton Interview About Email Server
Newly released documents from the FBI provide some detail on the bureau’s recommendation against filing charges in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Clinton has been dogged for more than a year about her use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. The FBI report runs about 60 pages and is redacted in places. However, it shows that Clinton didn’t think about whether emails discussing a future drone attack should be classified. It also found that investigators found more than 80 email chains that contained nearly 200 messages that ranged from classified to top secret.
Trump Will Speak At Black Church Appearance
Donald Trump will apparently speak at an African-American church in Detroit tomorrow in an effort to drum up minority votes. “The New York Times” reported that Trump was not going to speak to the congregation at Great Faith Ministries International, and instead take part in a heavily-scripted interview with the pastor. But a campaign spokesman now says Trump will speak to the audience “for five to 10 minutes” after the interview. The interview will air on the Christian cable television Impact Network.
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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.