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6 Shot, 1 Dead In Mesa, AZ Shootings

Police are actively searching for a suspect in a series of shootings that left one dead and five wounded in Mesa, Arizona.  Mesa police say three people were shot at a motel, one fatally.  The gunmen then fled to a nearby restaurant where he shot someone else as he stole a car.  He then drove off and shot two other people.  Police continue to hunt for the gunman.

12-Year-Old DC Boy Still Missing

DC police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old boy who’s missing.  Demetrius Brown was last seen Tuesday in the one-hundred block of Irvington Street, Southwest.  Brown is African-American, about four-foot-eight, 100 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a green shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Authorities Continue Investigating Threats Against Kennedy

Death threats against American ambassador Caroline Kennedy are under investigation by both U.S. and Japanese authorities.  State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki [[ SOCK-ee ]] said the U.S. takes any threats against U.S. diplomats seriously.  Caroline Kennedy is the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy.  Reports of the Kennedy threats came as First Lady Michelle Obama started a three-day visit to Japan. 

Poll: Americans More Concerned Over Race, Terror Attacks

Americans are starting to worry more about terror attacks and race relations in the country.  The latest Gallup Poll finds a 12-point increase from last year in Americans about the possibility of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil.  There was an 11-point increase in concern over race relations.  While concern in those two issues increased, more than half of Americans say they worry a great deal over access to healthcare and its costs.

Harold Fisher

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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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