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PG Anti-Sex Abuse Task Force Recommendations Due

Recommendations from a Prince George’s County task force on protecting students from sexual abuse are due out today.  The Student Safety Task Force was formed after former teacher’s assistant Deonte Carraway was arrested on charges of child pornography and sexual abuse.  The task force used community input in its effort.

DC Council Approves Closing DC General Shelter

The DC Council is giving final approval to a plan to shut down the homeless shelter at the former DC General Hospital.  Seven smaller shelters are set to open by 2018.  Although the final plan replaces the one originally proposed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the mayor said that “today marks a milestone in our shared commitment to provide homeless families clean, safe and dignified housing.”

Trump Sticks By Vets Benefit Claim

Donald Trump says the nearly six-million dollars he raised for veterans has already been sent to various groups across the country.  During a combative news conference in New York today, the likely Republican presidential nominee ripped reporters for raising questions about how much money was actually raised and where it went.  He also called the press dishonest and unfair.  Trump skipped a GOP presidential debate to hold a January fundraiser for veterans in Iowa, adding that he personally donated one-million dollars.   

Group Files Federal Complaint Against Zoo Over Gorilla Killing

An animal rights group is filing a federal complaint over the barriers around the Cincinnati Zoo’s gorilla habitat.  Stop Animal Exploitation Now is speaking out after a rare lowland gorilla was shot by zookeepers Saturday when it dragged a four-year-old boy who had gotten into the enclosure.  The group’s executive director says the zoo violated the Animal Welfare Act.  The zoo maintains the barriers are adequate and the zoo was not negligent.

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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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