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***BREAKING NEWS***

Prosecutors have dropped murder charge against Ingmar Guandique.  He’s the man accused in the 2001 killing of Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy.

Tonight Is Clinton’s Big Night In Philly

Hillary Clinton is preparing for her big night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Clinton will formally accept the Democratic presidential nomination becoming the first woman to ever receive a major political party’s endorsement. The stakes for Clinton are high as she tries to reverse relatively high unfavorable numbers in national polls. She is expected to draw a clear distinction between her qualifications and those of Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Trump: Not Serious About Russia Email Comment

Donald Trump says he was joking when he called for Russia to help track down emails deleted by Hillary Clinton. Trump said yesterday that if Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee’s computers, he hopes they can find the thousands of missing emails the FBI was unable to locate during its investigation of Clinton’s private server. Today Trump told “Fox and Friends” he was being sarcastic. Trump said that the real problem is — quote — “the fact that you have 33-thousand deleted emails and what was said on those emails from the Democratic National Committee.”

Details On Metro Red Light Runner Revealed

Details on what has been described as a flagrant red light violation on Metrorail are being released. Chief Safety Officer Patrick Lavin says an operator of a Red Line train approaching the Glenmont station closed the door of a train before getting a positive speed command, then turned his radio off. After blowing through a red light, the operator is said to have entered a switch that had just changed directions and wound up narrowly missing a pair of track workers and stopped not far from hitting an oncoming train. Lavin adds that a “childish debate” over when the operator would receive his next break led him to rush and not properly do his job.

 

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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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