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As Crime Spikes Nationwide, Lanier And City Police Chiefs To Meet At Summit

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is organizing a summit of police chiefs from across the country to discuss a national crime spike — and what police can do to fight it.
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Cricket Boom Prompts Montgomery County To Build New Fields

As immigrants make their way to the D.C area, they're not just changing the demographics of the local population — they're bringing the sports they hold dear and looking for new places to play.

How To Fund A Transit Project: A Purple Line Explainer

Key decisions are coming that will determine whether the 16-mile Purple Line light rail project between Bethesda and New Carrollton is built next year. Not surprisingly, many of them revolve around money.
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The LGBT Swim Team That Fought For Equality — And Better Pools

As society becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, is there still a place for a team created for gay and lesbian swimmers?

Virginia's Bid To Banish Confederate Flag From License Plate Faces Judge

A judge in the Virginia city that was the final refuge for the Confederacy is set to hear arguments over the state's bid to erase the Confederate battle flag from license plates.

Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

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The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year. More than half the tourists hunting in Africa are American.

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