In the News @ Noon

Time is running out for Congress to avert a Gov’t shutdown

All eyes are on Capitol Hill today as lawmakers scrambling to avert a Government shutdown.The House is set to vote on a $1.1 Trillion dollar bill that would fund most of the federal government until September, except for The Department of Homeland Security. The bill will then have to head over to the Senate for approval. Lawmakers have four options—- approval the bill as is, make a few changes, reject it or approve an extension to decide on a measure. The federal government runs out of money at midnight.

A group of mothers who’s children were killed by police plan to return to the District today.

This morning the mother’s of sons who where shot and killed by police y will make a stop here on the campus of Howard University, later they will return to the U.S. Justice Department to hold another protest. They want lawmakers to recognize the injustice in policing among people of color and they want lawmakers to change the laws. The group of mothers’ will join with thousand’s for Saturday’s National March Against Police Violence. The event spear headed by the Rev. Al Sharpton will start at Noon at Freedom plaza.

The NYPD Officer accused of killing Eric Garner says the public does have the story right

Well we are hearing from the N.Y. Police officer accused of killing unarmed Eric Garner. The “New York Post” is reporting that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo did not use a choke hold. Instead Pantaleo said he used a take down maneuer he was taught in the police academy. The comments were made this week before an internal affairs interview with him.

DC City leaders approve a spending plan for a new soccer stadium

Mayor Gray, Mayor Elect Bowser and the city council have wrapped up a press conference this morning, to discuss the decision made about the new soccer stadium. Mayor Gray says the city will shell out $150 Million Dollars for the land purchase at Buzzard Point and DC United will foot the remaining $150 Million to build the stadium. A final vote by the council is expected next week, possibly on December 16th.

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