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Redskins At Browns

All eyes will be on the quarterbacks as Robert Griffin III tries to
win back the hearts of Washington fans and Josh McCown tries to
hold off Johnny Manziel for Cleveland’s starting job.RGIII has been saying all the right things during training camp and exuding the confidence that helped him take the NFL by storm as a rookie. Despite being benched the past two seasons, Griffin begins the season as the Redskins’ No. 1 QB and can solidify his status
with a solid preseason. He’ll likely play a quarter before turning the offense over to Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

Woman Suspected Of Hot Grits Attack

A Capitol Heights woman is being accused of attacking a man with hot grits.  Investigators say Alexis Staton poured the food on a man as he was sleeping inside his home on Onyx Court in Capitol Heights on July 31st.  They say when the man jumped out of bed, Staton hit him in the head with a baseball bat.

McDonnell Appeals To Remain Free

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell wants to remain a free man and has made a special request of a federal appeals court.  McDonnell filed a motion to stay out of jail after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals would not review a three-judge panel’s decision upholding his corruption conviction.  McDonnell wants to remain free until the U.S. Supreme Court decides on his appeal.  The former governor was sentenced to two years in prison but the courts have allowed him his freedom pending appeals until now.

Arlington Cemetery Reopens After Package Safe

The all-clear is being given at Arlington National Cemetery, where a suspicious package was discovered.  A cemetery spokesman says after closing the cemetery for an hour, investigators became confident the package did not pose any danger.  The cemetery has reopened.

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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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