American University Of Afghanistan Attack, Police Look For Clues In “Swipey” Murder

1 Dead, 14 Wounded In Attack On American University Of Afghanistan

Afghan troops are trying to find two suspected militants who were part of an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. Officials say one person is dead and 14 people hospitalized after the gunmen attacked the university. A police commander called the nighttime attack complex. An interior ministry official said Afghan troops had surrounded the university and two gunmen were still hiding inside a building. The official said a “clearing operation” was underway to eliminate the attackers. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

PG Police Canvass Suitland After Murder

Prince George’s County police will canvass a Suitland neighborhood where a teenager was shot to death. Detectives will be in the 45-hundred block of Silver Hill Road starting at 6:00 this evening to hand out flyers and gather information about the murder of 18-year-old Douglas “Swipey” Brooks. Officers found Brooks dead of a gunshot wound early Sunday morning on Parkway Terrace Drive.

Washington Monument Staying Closed For Weeks

The Washington Monument will remain closed to visitors for at least several more weeks. The National Park Service says the Monument will definitely be shut down until mid-September, but the closure could extend for months. DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton got that bad news from Park Service officials in person today as she met with them to find out why the Monument’s elevator keeps breaking. The Park Service says it’s still unclear why there are so many issues with the elevator, noting it’s a different problem each time.

Judges Green Light Maryland Redistricting Lawsuit

A three-judge federal panel is allowing a redistricting lawsuit in Maryland to move ahead. The plaintiffs contend on First Amendment grounds that the congressional district map drawn following the 2010 census was too heavily influenced by party politics. They say the redistricting sought to turn the 6th District in western Maryland from Republican to Democrat. Longtime Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett was defeated by Democrat John Delaney in 2012.

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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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