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Police Chief Proud Of Response To Navy Yard

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she’s proud of her officer’s response to the Washington Navy Yard this morning, despite it turning out to be a false alarm.  Lanier told reporters, “You have a city that is very well prepared.”  She said a Navy Yard employee first reported the incident, thinking she had heard gunshots.  Police later found no evidence of a shooting.

Savopoulos Murder Suspect Changes Lawyer

The suspect in the Savopoulos quadruple mansion murders is changing his defense lawyer.  In court today, it was announced that the family of Daron Wint fired two public defenders and hired attorney Sean Hanover.  A preliminary hearing that was scheduled for today was postponed until July 20th.  Wint is accused of killing Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, their son and their housekeeper before setting their mansion on fire in Northwest Washington May 14th.

Former Senator Webb Running For President

Former Senator Jim Webb is running for President.  The Virginia Democrat made it official in a tweet and a statement.  He said the U.S. needs a fresh approach to solving problems.  The 69-year old Webb is a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served one term in the Senate.  The moderate Webb is also a former Republican.  Webb joins former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in the Democratic presidential race.

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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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