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WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. police union leader Kris Baumann says hearing the police chief talk about staffing concerns is new to him. Chief Cathy Lanier says there is a projected spike in officers who are expected to retire but the department isn't able to recruit new officers because of budget reasons.

WASHINGTON (AP) A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court opinion, saying that it was not unconstitutional for deputies of a U.S. Marshal to strip-search demonstrators in 2002 who were protesting outside a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. police department faces a looming surge in projected retirements at the same time recruiting is stalled. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says there's a projected spike in officers who joined during a hiring surge 25 years ago who are expected to retire. The department isn't able to recruit new officers because of budget reasons.

WASHINGTON (AP) Surveillance cameras are being installed outside Metro's 86 rail stations to thwart crime. Officials say a $2.8 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security will be used to purchase 105 color cameras.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a construction worker has died after becoming trapped in a trench that collapsed in northeast Washington. A D.C. fire department spokesman says fire officials were called last night on a report of a trench collapse.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities in Washington have canceled an Amber Alert for two children they say were taken by their father. The National Center for Missing + Exploited Children canceled the alert early this morning after the children were located. Officials say the father, Robert Anthony Anderson II, has been taken into custody.

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The Politics Hour - October 21, 2016

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