In The News @ 4:30 PM

Attorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is pledging to help Baltimore and improve the city’s police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.  Lynch met privately with Freddie Gray’s family on Tuesday, days after Baltimore’s state’s attorney charged six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest. Gray’s injury and death sparked protests and riots that prompted Maryland’s governor to bring in the National Guard.

DC Infant Mortality Rate High

A new report finds that DC has a very high infant mortality rate.  In fact, Save the Children finds that among the 25 wealthiest capital cities in the world, the District has the highest rate.  Furthermore, the rate in the lowest income sections of DC are much higher than the city-wide average.  The study cites 2012 stats showing nearly 15 out of every one thousand births in Ward 8 resulted in death versus just over one in much wealthier Ward 3. 

White House Can’t Confirm ISIS Claims About Texas Attack

The White House isn’t saying whether officials believe ISIS was involved with the two gunmen who opened fire outside a Dallas-area art event.  ISIS claims they were trained soldiers.  Spokesman Josh Earnest said today the case is still under investigation.  Police in Garland, Texas shot and killed both men Sunday night outside an art contest that featured cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. 

 Wizards Go For 2-0 Lead Against Hawks

The Washington Wizards will try to take a commanding 2-0 lead in their NBA playoff series against the Hawks tonight in Atlanta.  The Wizards won Game 1 Sunday following a four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors in the opening round.  Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series will be played at Philips Arena.

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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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