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DC leaders unveil the outcome from new standardized test result for students in 3rd to 8th grade…

Right now DC Mayor Muriel Bowser & School Chancellor Kia Henderson are holding a press conference to release the results of this year’s new PARCC tests. PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. It’s replaces the annual standardized DC CAS test.

First Freddie Gray trial begins in Baltimore…

In Baltimore, jury selection began earlier this morning for the first of 6 police officers charged in the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray. William Porter who is expected to take the stand reportedly told the driver of the police transport van that gray asked to go to the hospital. Porter faces up to 25 years, if convicted of all the charged filed against him.

A crash with a postal tractor trail leaves two clinging onto life…

Two people involved in this mornings crash with a U.S. Postal tractor trailer are in critical condition. They had to be cut out of the vehicle after the cab of the truck landed on top of their SUV in Silver Spring. Officials hope to reopen Cherry Hill Road and Calverston Boulevard to traffic at the top of the hour.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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