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Debate Over How Police Departments Are Addressing Deadly Force

Protests erupted this week after the fatal shooting of an African-American man by police in Charlotte — this, after another police shooting in Oklahoma. More than two years after Ferguson, debate over how police departments are addressing deadly force.

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Interim D.C. Chief Peter Newsham On Local Security, Anacostia Shooting

Kojo sits down with D.C.'s new interim police chief during his first week on the job to discuss the security questions raised by the explosion in New York and Saturday's shooting at a community event in Anacostia.

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The Latest On Possible Acts Of Terrorism in New York City, New Jersey And Minnesota

The latest on the bomb investigation in New York City and New Jersey and the stabbings at a Minnesota mall as possible acts of terrorism.

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Why Murder Rates Are Rising In Some Cities And Decreasing In Others

Homicide rates nationwide are much lower than they were in the 1990s. But new analysis indicates that murder rates are rising significantly in 25 of the nation’s largest cities, including Chicago, Cleveland and Baltimore. What’s behind the conflicting trends in urban homicide.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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How Reporter Neely Tucker Uses His Professional Experience To Write D.C. Crime Fiction

One of Washington's toughest reporters - a seasoned foreign correspondent who now gets in and out of jams while covering local D.C. - is the fictional brainchild of one of D.C.'s most versatile reporters.

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Montgomery County's Police Chief On Taser Use And Community Policing

An independent investigation determined that Montgomery County Police's taser policies are a model for police department's across the nation — but some in the county question the report's thoroughness and its timing.

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The Justice Department's Plan To Phase Out Privately Run Federal Prisons

The U.S. will phase out the use of private prisons to incarcerate federal inmates. New findings by the Department of Justice conclude that private facilities are less safe and offer few cost advantages. We discuss implications of the phase-out and what it could mean for America's prison system.

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As Chief Lanier Prepares To Exit, Trinidad Checkpoints Remain Flashpoint In Tenure

The decision to set up military-style checkpoints around one D.C. neighborhood in 2008 represents what supporters and critics say was the best and worst of Cathy Lanier's time as police chief.

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Three Months In Prison For Jeffrey Thompson, 'Shadow Campaign' Funder

A D.C. businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into city, state and federal elections has been sentenced to three months behind bars.

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