Trump Talks Russian Meddling, North Korea, Fake News, DC Police Dealing With Paintball Battles

Trump Talks Russian Meddling, North Korea, Fake News

President Trump is speaking on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. At a morning news conference in Poland, Trump was asked about Russia interference in last year’s election and told reporters he thinks Russia did meddle in the 2016 election, but added that it could have been other people in other countries as well. He said no one really knows for sure. Trump then said North Korea needs to feel the consequences for what he called their “very bad behavior,” citing the country’s recent intercontinental ballistic missile test.

Georgia Quadruple Stabbing

Police say a mother suspected of fatally stabbing four of her children and the children’s father was the one who called 911, speaking in Spanish, to report the crimes.  Gwinnett police Cpl. Michele Pihera tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the language barrier initially made it difficult to communicate.  Police say all four of the children found dead early Thursday were under the age of 10. Another child, a girl, survived the attack but was seriously injured and hospitalized. The children’s father, in his mid-30s, was also found dead.  Police issued a statement calling the mother a “suspect” in the deaths. No charges have been announced.
Police say early indications are that a knife was used in the attacks in the Loganville area. The community is about 30 miles east of Atlanta.

DC Police Dealing With Paintball Battles

Even though real bullets aren’t being fired, paintball wars are still a problem for DC Police. Videos posted online show neighbors in Southeast firing at each other from roofs and passing cars. One neighbor on Benning Terrace says people are just having fun, but police and city officials say it’s illegal and dangerous. ANC Commissioner Paul Trantham recently told Fox-5 people can get hurt, especially if someone mistakes a paintball gun for a real gun.

Montgomery County Considering Student Loan Refinancing Bill

Montgomery County is considering doing something no other county in the U.S. has done. The county council wants the county to have the authority to refinance student loans for residents. It would cost the county three-million dollars to set up, but it’s expected the program would make enough money to pay for itself.

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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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