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Clinton Pleased With FBI Recommendation On Email Case

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says the likely Democratic presidential nominee is pleased with the FBI’s recommendation in the investigation of her emails. FBI Director James Comey is recommending no criminal charges despite the mishandling of classified information when Clinton was secretary of state. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon notes that she has acknowledged it was a mistake to use a personal email account and a private server when she ran the State Department.

GOP Leaders Critical Of FBI Report On Clinton

Republican leaders are criticizing the FBI decision not to recommend any charges in the Hillary Clinton email case. GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan said today FBI Director James Comey’s statement “defies explanation.” Likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tweeted that the “system is rigged.” He argued that Clinton compromised national security and said she used very bad judgment in how she handled email when she was secretary of state.

Officer Elects Bench Trial In Latest Freddie Gray Case

Just as two other officers did before him, the latest Baltimore police officer to face trial in the death of Freddie Gray is opting for a bench trial. Lieutenant Brian Rice has elected to allow a judge to decide his case instead of a jury. The decision came this morning after Judge Barry Williams denied a motion to dismiss the case against Rice, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment. Rice’s trial is set to begin on Thursday.

Serena, Venus Both Advance To Wimbledon Semifinals

American sisters Serena and Venus Williams are both advancing to the semifinals at Wimbledon. Serena’s two-set victory in today’s quarterfinals leaves the 34-year-old defending champion just two wins away from her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd major championship. Her 36-year-old sister Venus made the semis of a grand slam event for the first time since the 2010 U.S. Open. It will be the first Wimbledon semifinal for Venus since 2009.

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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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