In the News … @ 9 on 11-12-14

Congress begins it’s lame duck session today

Lawmakers in the House and Senate return to work today. Leaders also return to a lame duck session.  Several issues however are on their agenda before the newly elected Republican controlled Congress is sworn in, in January.  The big issues include funding the Federal Government beyond December 11th,  taxes and $5 Billion to fight ISIS in Iraq.

Tens of thousands of Nurses plan to take part in today’s “Walkout” over Ebola safety concerns

Four Hundred Nurses and Nurse Practitioners from Providence Hospital in DC will reportedly take part in a National Walk out.  Today’s event entitled, “Day of Action” is to bring attention to the lack of training that they have received when it comes to treating Ebola patients.  An estimated 100-thousand Nurses nationally plan to walk out today.

An arrest is made in this weeks shooting death of a Woodbridge H.S. Student

Police in Prince William County have arrested 23 year old Kawain Smalls in connection with Monday’s shooting death of 16 year old Brenden Wilson near the school. Detectives say the shooting was drug related.

The man who abducted a woman in Philadelphia has his day in court today

The man arrested in Jessup, Maryland for allegedly abducting a woman off the streets in Philadelphia earlier this month, is set to appear today before a Philadelphia judge.  Delvin Barnes will answer to kidnapping and sexual assault charges in the case of 22 year old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither on November 2nd.

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