1 Dead, 2 Injured Following Train Collision En Route To GOP Retreat, QB Alex Smith Comes To Washington

1 Dead, 2 Injured Following Train Collision En Route To GOP Retreat

One person is dead and two people are injured after an Amtrak train carrying GOP lawmakers and their families collided with a trash truck outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. The train was headed from Washington, DC to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for a GOP retreat. Republican Senator Jeff Flake says that the fatality and injuries involved the three individuals aboard the trash truck. Initial reports say everyone aboard the train is doing okay.

Larry Nassar To Face Nearly 60 Survivors In Another Sentencing

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar is in court today for another sentencing hearing. He will hear from 57 survivors in this hearing, and Wayne State University law professor Peter Hennings says for those who survived the abuse, getting this chance to confront him is part of their healing. Nassar’s victims in Eaton County, Michigan were gymnasts at the Twistars Gymnastics Center. One is younger than 13, and two are between the ages of 13 and 15-years-old. He was sentenced last week in Ingham County to up to 175 years in prison for assaulting MSU athletes, Olympic gymnasts, and other patients over 20 years. Legislation designed to protect young athletes from such abuse was passed yesterday by Congress and is headed to President Trump’s desk.

QB Alex Smith Comes To Washington

This time, the Burgundy and Gold isn’tt even waiting for the offseason to make big headlines. Multiple reports say they’ve agreed to acquire quarterback Alex Smith from the Chiefs for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick. The move essentially ends the Kirk Cousins-era in DC, though the deal can’t become official until the start of the new league year in March.

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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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