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The Fitz File: April 14, 2014

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. - Today is Monday, April 14, the 104th day of 2014. There are 261 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset.

NSA HEARTBLEED? More accusations being are thrown at the National Security Agency in Ft Meade, Maryland. Did the NSA know about the Heartbleed internet security bug for 2 years not say anything because it's been using it to gain access to computers? A new report from Bloomberg says NSA found the glitch right after it's creation and it started using it to steal passwords and get private data. The White House has denied the report, but a former Air Force Cyber Official tells Bloomberg in the wake of NSA's promise to change its ways, it's going to get "shredded for this"

MARYLAND MARIJUANA LEGAL MESS - Police in Maryland are having a tough time deciphering the states decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. The decriminalization bill does not say if police can continue searching a suspect after finding marijuana weighing 10 grams or less. It doesn't say if police should they issue a ticket right away and leave. It doesn't say if Police can keep searching to see if the suspect has a much bigger supply. In Prince George's County, Cheverly Police Chief Harry Robshaw, who is a member of Maryland's Medical Marijuana Commission, says politicians have given police lots of questions, but no answers

VIRGINIA MEDICAID STANDOFF - Gov. Terry McCauliffle is locked in a fight with Virginia Republicans that could lead to a budget crisis and state government shutdown. At issue? Expanding Medicare under Obamacare. Since Virginia hasn't set up its own Affordable Heathcare Exchange, Virginians are paying higher taxes to bankroll it. The Governor wants the Commonwealth to accept the $5 million a day in Medicaid money the federal government is offering to expand the program. Republicans in the General Assembly are saying no. Obamacare opposition has been a rally point politically for the GOP. Time is running out to resolve the standoff. A deal must be reached by July 1st

CAPITOL SCAFFOLD RISING - If you've got visitors coming to DC, they're going to see something blooming besides the Cherry Blossoms. Get a good look at the US Capitol Dome and Rotunda because both inside and outside it's getting covered up in a mountain of scaffolding. Scaffolding installation is underway for a massive multi-year project by the Architect of the US Capitol to restore the crumbling dome. In late 2013, officials explains that while still appearing brilliant from afar, up close the steel dome is in serious need of repair which has not happened since the Eisenhower Administration.

Today's Weather:

@fox5weather: It's a MILD Monday morning out there, temperatures in the 60s, on our way to another day in the 70s. http://t.co/hWY6kgnHZp

Today's History:

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.

In 1910, William Howard Taft became the first U.S. President to throw a ceremonial first pitch at a baseball game as the Washington Senators beat the Philadelphia A's 3-0.

In 1964, conservationist Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring," died in Silver Spring, Md., at age 56.

Today's Quote:

"When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion." — Abraham Lincoln














Tom Fitzgerald
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