New Portraits Of Former President Obama, First Lady, Two Flu Deaths In Glen Burnie

National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portraits Of Former President, First Lady

New portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are being unveiled. The portraits were unveiled this morning at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. They become the latest editions to the Smithsonian’s collection of presidential portraits. Artist Kehinde Wiley painted Barack Obama. An artist from Baltimore, Amy Sherald, was commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s portrait.

Flooding Reported Around DMV

Roads in the DC area are dealing with flooding after a weekend of heavy rain. The National Weather Service extended a flood warning for east central Prince George’s County until 12:30 p.m. Drivers are reminded to turn around if encountering high water. In Prince George’s County, Water Street in Upper Marlboro remains closed. In Anne Arundel, Route 214 is shut down due to high water. In Charles County, drivers are being detoured due to closures on Rt. 227.

Two Flu Deaths In Glen Burnie

Health officials confirm two people are dead from the flu in Glen Burnie. Both patients were over the age of 65. Health officials still say the best thing people can do is get a flu shot. The CDC reports the flu is still widespread in most of the country and says the flu season typically lasts until March.

Trump Pitches Big Infrastructure Plan

President Trump is pitching his big plan to renovate the nation’s highways, bridges, airports and rails. Speaking at the White House today, Trump said the U.S. has spent “seven-trillion dollars in the Middle East.” He called it a mistake and said it’s time to start investing in America’s “crumbling infrastructure.” The proposal calls for a government investment of 200-billion dollars. The White House said it would prompt more than one-trillion dollars in “infrastructure investments” with state and private partnerships.

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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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