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PG Officials Provide Update On Deadly Firefighter Shooting

Prince George’s County officials are moving forward with their investigation after a shooting left one firefighter dead and another with serious injuries.  County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor said this afternoon the surviving firefighter, Kevin Swain, is improving but has a long road ahead.  State’s attorney Angela Alsobrooks says of the Friday night shooting that killed John Ulmschneider that it is very early in the investigation, but that her department and police will thoroughly examine what happened at a home in the Temple Hills area.  The homeowner was questioned but not charged because he says he thought he was shooting at burglars.

Hundreds Demonstrate Outside Capitol, Supreme Court

Hundreds of activists have gathered as the Supreme Court considers President Obama’s executive actions on immigrations.  They represent both sides of the spirited debate on immigration.  The President said he acted because of congressional inaction.  Republicans have argued that Obama far exceeded his authority.  Across the street, hundreds of protesters are gathered outside the U.S. Capitol, demanding social and economic reforms.

MD Boasts Nation’s Most Expensive House Race

Maryland is home to the nation’s most expensive race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  New figures from the Federal Election Commission show that nearly 14-million-bucks has been spent on campaigns for the seat being left open by Congressman Chris Van Hollen’s decision to run for the U.S. Senate.  Democratic businessman David Trone has spent about nine-million-bucks of his own money, which by itself would be enough to make the race the country’s priciest.  Ohio’s 8th Congressional District is a distant second with just over eight-million-dollars spent this election season.

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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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