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WASHINGTON (AP) The trial for the 15-year-old girl accused of killing an Anacostia Senior High School student has been set for May 9th. A detective testified that the girl told him she had been playing with a gun when she shot Gary Gordon inside a home. The detective said someone tried to cover up the crime and make it look like the shot came from outside.

WASHINGTON (AP) Streets around the White House are back open after a vehicle that had been considered suspicious has been determined safe. Pennsylvania Avenue between 17th and 18th streets and 17th Street between F and H streets were closed during the investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) Census data shows that the nation's capital is on the brink of losing its black majority for the first time in 60 years. Data from the 2010 Census shows that 50 percent of the city's 601,000 residents are black. Ten years ago, D.C. was 59.4 percent black.

WASHINGTON (AP) A street gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years. William Cordova was sentenced today for the 2007 murder of rival gang member Edwin Ventura.

WASHINGTON (AP) Fourteen new paintings depicting the White House as it appeared over its first 110 years are going on display in Washington. The White House Historical Association is opening the exhibit to the public today at the White House Visitor Center.

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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

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