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Police Find No Evidence Of Gang Rape Reported In “Rolling Stone”

Police say they’ve found no evidence to back up allegations in “Rolling Stone” magazine concerning a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity in 2012.  Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo remarked today that there are discrepancies between the supposed victim’s story and the facts of the case. Longo said that doesn’t mean something didn’t happen. 

White House Touts Obamacare Anniversary

White House spokesman Josh Earnest is touting the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act.  In a briefing, Earnest noted that more than 16-million Americans now have health insurance where they did not have it before.  Congressional Republican leaders vow to continue efforts to repeal what has come to be known as Obamacare. 

Cruz Is First Out Of Gate In GOP White House Race

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is the first Republican to formally announce he’s running for President.  During a speech today at Liberty University, Cruz vowed to help restore the “promise of America.”  The conservative Cruz was first elected to the Senate in 2012 and is a harsh critic of President Obama.  Several others Republicans are expected to enter the race in coming weeks.

Mo’ne Davis Asks College To Reinstate Player Who Insulted Her

Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis is taking the high road after an offensive insult from a college baseball player on Twitter.  Player Joey Casselberry was dismissed from Bloomsburg University’s baseball team after using a derogatory term in mocking Disney’s plans to make a movie about the 13-year-old.  But Mo’ne thinks he should be reinstated.  According to TMZ Sports, university president David L. Stoltz said he received an e-mail from Davis and her coach asking that they reconsider Casselberry’s ouster from the team.  The Pennsylvania school says while it respects Davis’ opinion and her mature approach to the situation, it will not reinstate Casselberry who has since apologized.

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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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