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Montgomery County Police Target Scofflaw Drivers

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Montgomery County cops won't drivers to watch out for pedestrians.

Police in Montgomery County want drivers to pay more attention to pedestrians.  And if they don't... it's going to cost them.

Starting today, county police will conduct a series of "stings" throughout the month. Officers from the traffic division will go to heavily traveled intersections with marked crosswalks, and if they spot a vehcile that ignores or puts a crossing pedestrian in danger, they will issue citations to drivers. The officers themselves will dress in bright clothing and cross streets, and if a driver comes close to hitting them, they'll get a ticket.

The police department says they are planning on conducting several of these stings throughout the month.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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