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Medical Examiner Rules Tamir Rice Death Homicide

The death of a kid shot by Cleveland police last month is being ruled a homicide.  The Cuyahoga [[ kye-uh-HOE-guh ]] County medical examiner’s office released its findings in the Tamir Rice case today.  Rice was playing with a toy gun, prompting a 911 call from a man who told the dispatcher it may be fake but it was scaring people.

Bottle-Bombing Suspect Pleads Guilty

A man accused of several DC area movie theater bottle-bombings is admitting his guilt.  Manuel Joyner-Bell pled guilty to all nine counts today in a Prince George’s County courtroom and will now await sentencing in March.  Prosecutors say he set off a bomb this past May at the Magic Johnson Theater in Largo.  Joyner-Bell is also linked to bottle-bombings in Alexandria, Tysons Corner and Silver Spring.

Yet Another Charge Against Sexual Assault Suspect

Yet another charge is being filed against a Kensington man suspected of an attempted kidnapping and two sexual assaults.  Montgomery County police are also accusing 20-year-old Christian Jordan of robbing a cab driver at gunpoint Wednesday night outside the Wheaton Metro station.  Jordan was arrested yesterday on charges linked to this week’s incidents near the Metro station.

Senate Crawling Toward Final Consideration Of Massive Spending Bill

The Senate is slowly moving toward final consideration of a massive spending bill.  The government runs out of money late tomorrow night without an extension of funding.  Late last night, the House passed the more than one-trillion dollar spending bill and then recessed for the year.

 

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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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