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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities are investigating a string of violence across Washington that they say has left at least three people dead. Police say a series of shootings and stabbings occurred between about 9:15 last night and midnight.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington man has been found guilty in the fatal 2004 shooting of a cab driver, a year after his first conviction was overturned. A jury found 28-year-old Eric Gardner guilty of charges including felony murder while armed in the shooting death of a cab driver outside a northwest motel. '

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The looming shutdown of the federal government includes the National Parks Service. The threat of a shutdown has schools rethinking trips to the nation's capital, where the Smithsonian and the National Zoo would be among the first to close.

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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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