In The News @ 3:30

Trump Passes Magic Number Of Delegates

Donald Trump has a lock on the Republican presidential nomination as he has passed the 12-hundred-37 delegates he needed. The billionaire businessman may be the only GOP candidate still in the race, but he won’t officially get the nomination until the Republican convention in July. On the Democratic side, frontrunner Hillary Clinton is close to hitting the magic number but still has work to do in her ongoing campaign against Senator Bernie Sanders.

Baylor Fires Art Briles, Re-Assigns Ken Starr

Baylor is bringing down the hammer on Football Coach Art Briles and school President Ken Starr for a sex assault scandal. The university announced today it was suspending Briles with intent to terminate, and relieving Starr of university president duties. Starr will stay on as chancellor and teach at the law school. Briles has spent eight seasons as football coach with the Bears and turned them into a national powerhouse. The moves come after several female students said the school had covered up sex assault and domestic violence allegations against football players. Two former players have been convicted of sex assault charges.

“Flags In” At Arlington Cemetery

It’s “Flags In” at Arlington National Cemetery today. The visually moving tradition involves members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, or “The Old Guard,” placing a small U.S. flag at each of the 230-thousand graves at the cemetery. The tradition dating back to 1948 always begins the Thursday before Memorial Day and runs through Monday night.

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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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