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Dr. King’s birthday sparks protests in DC

The group “DC Ferguson” took to the streets this morning disrupting traffic as they had planned. In addition, to recognizing Dr. Martin Luther Kings Jr’s birthday supporters wanted to bring attention to continued police brutality in this country. No arrest were made. This mornings march and rally in downtown DC was apart of a national plan to disrupt travel today. Similar acts are set to take place in New York and San Francisco, today through the King holiday on Monday.

The first lawsuit against Metro following Monday’ deadly smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza will be revealed today

An 11:30 am Press Conference is planned by the law firm that will file suit against Metro following Monday’s deadly smoke incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. The law firm is the same company that handled the deadly 2009 metro crash.

FBI agents stop a plot to attack the U.S. Capitol Building

The FBI says they were first alerted to the
American suspect through his tweets.  Under the name Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, 20 year old Christopher Cornell posted messages of support for ISIS, while posting negative comments about the U.S.  A sting was set up and once Cornell purchased two high powered assault riffles and 600 rounds of ammunition on Wednesday, he was arrested. It happened in Ohio. Cornell’s father said his son was looking for direction in his life and that he had recently converted to Islam.

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