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Topic - Patricia Smith
A man who was airlifted from the Mall after setting himself on fire Friday afternoon has died of his injuries, police reported.
Last week, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on the Benghazi, Libya, killings. Two of the victims' parents, Charles Woods and Patricia Smith, were given an opportunity to speak before the committee. Just prior to their turns to speak, 15 Democrats left the hearing. The only two Democrats remaining were Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland and Rep. Jackie Speier of California.
An explosion of gunfire outside two D.C. elementary schools Thursday morning left three teenagers hospitalized and sent parents scrambling to retrieve their children, who were locked down in the two Congress Heights facilities.
Massey Energy Co. recklessly ignored safety and allowed dangerous conditions to build inside a West Virginia mine until a blast last year killed 29 men in the deadliest U.S. coal accident since 1970, according to an independent report released Thursday.
Police and emergency workers responded around 4:20 p.m. to 7th Street and Madison Drive in the center of the Mall for "a report of a man who set himself on fire," Park Police Lt. Patricia Smith said.
"It's not a day goes by without a fight," resident Patricia Smith said as she waited with relatives to pick up children from MLK Elementary, which was on lockdown after the shooting. "I'm scared to walk in my own neighborhood."