Police: 13 Dead, Dozens Injured In Van Terror Attack, McAuliffe Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Two Arrests Made In Barcelona Attack

The regional president of Catalonia says two people have been arrested following the deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona. At least 13 people were killed and dozens more hurt when a van plowed through a crowd in the popular tourist area of Las Ramblas. Spanish media has also reported that another suspect has been killed.

McAuliffe Calls For Removal Of Confederate Monuments

Virginia’s governor is trying to nudge local leaders toward a decision on the future of Confederate monuments. Terry McAuliffe yesterday released a statement encouraging local leaders to move any statues they have into museums or more appropriate settings. He calls the monuments flashpoints for hatred, division and violence. He also says the monuments are a barrier to progress, inclusion and equality.

Construction Workers Seriously Injured

Three construction workers are hospitalized with serious injuries after falling 20 feet at a project site in northwest Washington, D.C. Fire officials say the men tumbled from a lift around 9:45 this morning. The group is among the crew renovating a building in the 45-hundred block of MacArthur Boulevard. It’s unclear what caused the men to fall.

Carson Says Virginia Home Was Vandalized

Dr. Ben Carson is thanking his Northern Virginia neighbors for their response to a hateful incident. The Housing Secretary said yesterday that his Vienna home was vandalized recently while he was out of town. Carson thanked his neighbors for trying to remove what he calls ‘hateful rhetoric’ about President Trump from his home. He posted on Facebook that his neighbors took the high road, and we could all learn from that example.

 

 

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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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