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WASHINGTON (AP) Three of five men charged in connection with a series of northeast Washington drive-by shootings have been acquitted. A jury found 21-year-old brothers Joshua and Christian Benton and 25-year-old William McCorkle not guilty.

WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a man has been arrested in connection with a killing last week in northwest Washington. D.C. police say 22-year-old James Anthony Speaks was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say power has been restored to the Lincoln Memorial and nearby areas in Washington following an overnight outage. A Pepco spokesman says power was restored early today.

WASHINGTON (AP) A Washington man who was arrested driving the Jeep of an American University professor found dead in her home has pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle. Court records show that 18-year-old Deandre Hamlin pleaded guilty yesterday in D.C. Superior Court. Montgomery County prosecutors dropped theft charges in the case last week. Hamlin was arrested after crashing the Jeep that belonged to Sue Ann Marcum.

WASHINGTON (AP) A former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information is being honored as a whistleblower. The Fertel Foundation and the Nation Institute will award the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling today to Thomas Drake for "risking his career and freedom to blow the whistle on mismanagement and illegalities" at NSA.

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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

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