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Fitz File: Thursday, Feb. 27

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2014. There are 307 days left in the year.

MILITARY ASSAULT CRACKDOWN - In response to pressure to step up its response to military assaults in the ranks the US armed forced have released new numbers on how many personnel in sensitive jobs like coil sled and recruiters have been removed. The Army removed 588 people after finding they had committed acts such as sexual assault, child abuse and drunken driving. The Navy looked at 11,000 and found 5 unqualified. The Air Force looked at 2,500 sexual assault victim advocates and removed 2 advocates. The Marines however have found no one to disqualify. The information comes as New York Senator Kristen Hilldibrant continues to push for reform of the military justice system which critics says is too isolated and dysfunctional.

COUNTERFEIT DRUGS - 10:00 a.m. When Americans started getting sick and dying after investing what they though twas the drug Heparin, investigators found they were in fact victims of a Chineese counterfeit prescription drug industry which has spread around the world. Emails promising cheap drugs without prescriptions have been tracked back to counterfeiters and the results can be tragic for the people who unknowing take something, that in fact is something else. Today the House Commerce Investigations Committee will look at the growing public health threat of counterfeit drugs. Top government officials are going to asked to explain hour counterfeiters are getting around the Drug Quality and Security Act. Rayburn House Office Building Room 322. Live Feed: http://energycommerce.house.gov/

TSA AGENT DOUBTS DC LICENSE - DC has been battling for statehood for decades. NOW a TSA Security agent in Arizona may have now rubbed even more salt in the wound after suggesting that a DC drivers license was not a valid form of ID to board a plane because DC isn't a state. Ashley Brant tells the Washington Post she was trying to board a flight home when a female TSA agent said she didn't know if she could accept a DC license. Another agent steeped in and vouched for DC. TSA headquarters responded saying that they were aware of the incident and the doubting TSA agent was in error. DC Representative in Congress Eleanor Holmes Norton is furious and say its an example of why statehood is needed and how DC get disrespected.

VIRGINIA GOP OFFICIAL SLUR - You're just going to have to fill in some of the blanks on this one. Bob FitzSimmons is the treasurer for Virginia's Republican Party. Del. Barbara Comstock is a Republican running for Congress in Northern Virginia. FitzSimmons isn't exactly a fan of Comstock's and took to Facebook to say as much. Now, the dictionary says the word "twaddle" is defined as foolish speech. But that's not the word FitzSimmons actually wrote when he posted in Facebook the following: "I have nothing against Barbara Comstock, but I hate sexist t---". No, we're not going to write the word. The Virginia Pilot which discovered the post says FitzSimmons deleted it, apologized and said "I was trying to say that I don't appreciate sexist stereotypes and apparently used one myself,"

Today's Weather:

@fox5weather: Plenty of sunshine today...but we are locked in a cold pattern. Winds gusting to 30 mph will put a chill in the air! http://t.co/6CSRkAplH0

Today's History:

In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.

In 1922, the Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.

In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.

Today's Quote:

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" - Jimi Hendrix

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