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Obama: Trump Keeps Proving He Is Unfit

President Obama says Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump keeps on proving that he is unfit to be president. In a White House news conference, Obama also called Trump wholly unprepared. The President said the real estate mogul lacks basic knowledge about critical issues facing the U.S. and the world. Obama also challenged Republican leaders to back away from Trump.

Ashburn High School Packed With Trump Supporters

All 861 seats in the auditorium at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn are filled as Donald Trump makes a campaign appearance today. Hundreds, if not thousands, of supporters were turned away after waiting hours to hear the Republican presidential nominee speak. Those who didn’t make it inside listened to audio of the rally outside the building.

Choi Asked To Hand Castile Case To Independent Prosecutor

Several protestors are demanding that Ramsey County authorities hand the entire police shooting case of Philando Castile to a special prosecutor. The demonstrators requested to meet with County Attorney John Choi yesterday in an effort to hand him a petition with over seven thousand signatures. Last week, the top county prosecutor announced that attorney Don Lewis would be a special prosecutor and would only assist with the case. The move was blasted by the NAACP and the ACLU of Minnesota. Castile was shot and killed on July 6 by a St. Anthony police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights.

PG Police To Canvass After Bladensburg Murder

Prince George’s County police officers will canvass a Bladensburg neighborhood where a man was shot to death. Investigators are trying to find suspects after 26-year-old Erik Kelly of District Heights was gunned down yesterday afternoon in the 46-hundred block of Red Hawk Terrace. Kelly’s body was found outside in a parking lot and police don’t think the shooting was a random act. The canvass will begin at 6:00 this evening.

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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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