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DC Infant Death Sparks Investigation

An infant is dead in the District and police are trying to find out why.  The child was found unresponsive this morning inside a home at the corner of Van Buren and North Capitol streets, Northwest.  The infant was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.  There’s no word yet on the cause of death.

Principal Removed From School Where Child Porn Videos Were Taken

The principal at Sylvania Woods Elementary School is off the job following the arrest of a volunteer on charges he produced child porn involving students.  Michelle Williams has been suspended due to the investigation.  It comes after the arrest of Deonte Carraway, who Prince George’s County police say filmed children in sexual acts at the school.

Man Shoots Through Door At Reston Hospital

A Loudoun County man is receiving treatment after shooting himself, and then shooting his gun twice at Reston Hospital Center.  Don Gotthardt with Fairfax County police says the 53-year-old man arrived at the hospital at 1:30 this morning to be treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  When he discovered the door was locked, he allegedly shot through it.  Once inside, he shot the gun again.  Security guards were able to control the man and get him to the ER.  No one was injured.

Delaware Governor Signs Slavery Apology

Delaware is apologizing for its role in slavery.  Governor Jack Markell signed a resolution today officially making amends for the part the state played in the slave trade and the oppressive Jim Crow laws.  The state’s general assembly passed the resolution last month.  Markell says signing the resolution is an important step in addressing racial inequality.

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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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