Indictment For Bowie Student Murder, Trump Defends Son’s Character

Murder Indictment For UMD Student

The suspect in a deadly stabbing at the University of Maryland is now formally under indictment. A Prince George’s County grand jury has indicted Sean Urbanski on a murder charge in the death of Lieutenant Richard Collins the Third. The black Bowie State University student was stabbed in May while visiting the College Park campus. Police say Urbanski was part of a racist Facebook group called “Alt-Reich Nation.” Prosecutors are still investigating whether the stabbing qualifies as a hate crime.

Trump Defends Son’s Character

During a news conference in Paris today, President Trump took time to defend his son’s character while playing down a meeting that Donald Trump Jr. had with a Russian lawyer last year. Appearing with French President Emmanuel Macron, the President said his son is a “wonderful young man” who merely took a meeting. Trump said nothing came of the meeting and he accused the media of blowing it out of proportion. The President says most people in politics would have taken the meeting as it was billed as “opposition research” in the campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Senate Republican Leaders Unveil Revised Healthcare Bill

Senate Republican leaders are releasing their revised healthcare bill. It still aims to repeal and replace Obamacare, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls a “ticking time bomb.” He said the existing healthcare law is headed toward “total meltdown.” The revised bill retains deep cuts in Medicaid and eliminates the individual mandate on purchasing health insurance. There’s also a provision giving individuals the option of buying cheaper and skimpier policies. It is still uncertain whether Republicans can muster enough votes to get it over the finish line. Some conservatives and moderates remain skeptical and all Democrats are opposed.

Venus Williams Heads To Wimbledon Championship

Another win at Wimbledon for tennis great Venus Williams. She heads to this weekend’s championship round. Williams defeated Britain’s Johanna Konta 6-4 6-2, who is eleven years younger than Williams. Williams’ victory comes after an emotional start at Wimbledon, where she faced questions about her involvement in a recent fatal car accident in Palm Beach, Florida. Police later said video evidence showed Williams was not at fault. Williams now faces Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and could become the oldest women’s singles champion at Wimbledon since 1908.

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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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