President Announces Ban On Transgender Military Service In Tweets, Chipotle: Sick Worker Spread Norovirus

President Announces Ban On Transgender Military Service In Tweets

Transgender people will no longer be able to serve in the U.S. military. President Trump made the announcement today in a series of tweets, attributing the decision to what he called a burden of medical costs. He said the U.S. military must be “focused on decisive and overwhelming victory.” Trump tweeted that the military “cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption” that transgender service in the military would entail. Trump said he came to the conclusion to do so after consulting with military experts and U.S. generals. The ban reverses an Obama-era policy that allowed transgender military service.

Trump Takes Another Swing At Sessions

President Trump is once again going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump took to Twitter this morning asking why Sessions has not taken actions to replace Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. Trump said McCabe is a friend of fired FBI chief James Comey. He then said as Comey was in charge of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, McCabe got “big dollars for his wife’s political run from Hillary Clinton.” Trump ended the tweets with “Drain the Swamp!”

Body Found On Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

A body has been found on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. DC Police say the man was declared dead around 8:30 this morning near Anacostia Avenue and Dix Street, NE. A suspect was seen riding a red mountain bike from the scene. He’s believed to be in his 30s and was seen wearing all black with a red baseball cap.

Chipotle: Sick Worker Spread Norovirus

Chipotle is explaining why a number of customers got violently ill at a Virginia location. The company says an employee was likely working in the restaurant while sick, in violation of corporate policy. Several customers reported symptoms of the norovirus after eating at the Sterling Chipotle last week. The Loudoun County Health Department says because of how quickly the virus spreads, they won’t be able to find the source of the outbreak.

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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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