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D.C. Police Officer Charged With Producing Child Pornography Found Dead

A District of Columbia police officer who was facing charges of producing child pornography has been found dead in the Washington Channel.

Police confirmed Wednesday that a man pulled from the water on Tuesday night is 32-year-old Officer Marc Washington of Waldorf, Md.

Washington was arrested earlier in December on charges that he took nude pictures of a 15-year-old female runaway. Authorities said Washington asked to speak with the girl privately in her bedroom when she returned home, then directed her to undress so that he could take photographs of any injuries.

Washington had been released from custody but was ordered to be on permanent home confinement. He was also ordered to wear an electronic monitor.

A telephone message left for Washington's public defender early Wednesday was not immediately returned.


'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

HBO's most popular series, Game of Thrones, aired its season finale Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.

With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Supreme Court decisions are expected soon on issues that include access to abortion and limits on executive power: Analysis of major decisions at the end of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the court.


President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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