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Man Accused of Using Racial Slurs, Brandishing Gun Outside of Gaithersburg Starbucks; University of Maryland Football Coach Dismissed

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Man accused of using racial slurs, brandishing weapon outside of Gaithersburg Starbucks

A 60-year-old man is accused of telling a Hispanic man he “hates Mexicans” and threatening to kill him before brandishing a firearm outside of a Gaithersburg Starbucks. The accused, Mark Kiriakou, denies the allegations. [WJLA]

University of Maryland football coach dismissed

After strong pushback from the school community and officials across the state, the University of Maryland dismissed head football coach DJ Durkin. His dismissal comes in the wake of the death earlier this year of 19-year-old Jordan McNair, who collapsed from heatstroke during practice and died in the hospital two weeks later. [WTOP]

Officials ponder whether Takoma Park can embrace progressive housing policy

After a heated battle about whether to allow a two-story retail and office building to be built on a city-owned parking lot on the city’s main street, Takoma Park officials are pondering how to embrace the city’s progressive values by promoting affordable housing. [GG Washington]

Today’s weather
Thursday is expected to be warm with highs in the mid-70s. Some showers are expected overnight, with lows in the mid-60s.

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