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Wind, Snow Featured For DC Weekend

It’ll start out windy and likely end up snowy this weekend in the DC area.  The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory until midnight tonight with gusts as high as 40-miles-per-hour.  A storm due to be in the region Sunday and Monday could produce snow, rain and freezing rain, but meteorologists say it doesn’t look likely that there’ll be significant snow accumulations.

Family Sues Metro For 50-Million

The family of a woman who died on board a stranded Metrorail train has filed a lawsuit against the transit agency.  This morning, the family of Carol Glover filed a 50-million dollar lawsuit.  The lawsuit revolves around what the plaintiffs say was Metro’s negligent response to a stranded train on January 12th.  More than 80 passengers suffered smoke inhalation injuries while the train was stuck underground near the L’Enfant station.  Glover was the only passenger who died.

Applications For DC Summer Jobs Available

Applications for summer youth jobs in the District are now available.  Mayor Muriel Bowser says those ages 14 to 21 can sign up for the six-week, subsidized program starting today.  The program was recently named after its founder, the late former Mayor Marion Barry.

Romney Chooses Against A 2016 Run For The White House

Two-time GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney won’t find out if the third time is the charm.  In a conference call this morning, the 2012 GOP nominee for President told backers he wants to give other party leaders a shot at defeating the Democratic nominee.   Reacting to the announcement, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he was looking forward to working with Romney in the future.  Bush is considering a possible run himself.

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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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