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D.C. And Maryland Combine Efforts On Crime

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By Matt Bush

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley says increased cooperation with D.C. law enforcement has led to a drop in crime on their border.

O'Malley says D.C. and Maryland need to work on the serving of arrest warrants. He met with D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in Annapolis. They say they are creating databases to share information across the border.

Past meetings included the governor of Virginia, but new Governor Bob McDonnell was not in attendance. A spokesperson for O'Malley says leaders from Virginia were invited, but were not able to attend because of the short time McDonnell has been in office.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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