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Small plane hits a home in Gaithersburg & burst into flames

Firefighters in Montgmery County are working to put out a massive fire caused by a small plan that crashed into a home in Gaithersburg. Officials say fire crews are also trying to see if anyone may be trapped inside the homes engulfed in flames. As many as two homes may have been affected. The homes in son Drop Forge Lane.

Bowie man pulled from house fire dies

Police in Bowie have not released the details around last nights house fire on 11th street that resulted in one death. Firefighters say the male victim was pulled from the second floor. It’s unclear how the blaze started. No one else was hurt.

The U.S. Capitol was the scene for more Michael Brown protests this morning

More so called “die ins” were held this morning on Capitol Hill. The protesters remain upset with the outcome in Ferguson, Missouri and they are calling on lawmakers to change the law that allowed the officer to shot and kill an unarmed teen 6 times. This morning peaceful protest took place on the east side of the Capitol and outside of the DC Superior Court Building.

Al Sharpton moves forward with a National March on Saturday in DC

The Reverend Al Sharpton is urging people from every race and walk of life to join in on this Saturday’s National March for Justice. It will start at Freedom Plaza and end at the Department of Justice. The family of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin are expected to lock arms and lead the march in solidarity.

Eric Holder unveils changes to racial profiling guidelines for police

Later today Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil some major changes to the country’s racial profiling guidelines for federal law agencies. He is hoping that state law enforcement agencies adopt the changes as well. Sources say the new expanded guidelines goes beyond race to include sexual orientation, gender, religion and general identity to name a few.

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