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D.C. Cop Accused Of Running Child Prostitution Ring Will Remain Behind Bars

A District of Columbia police officer will remain behind bars on charges of running a prostitution operation from his apartment.

Superior Court Magistrate Judge Frederick Sullivan rejected a defense lawyer's request on Wednesday to release Linwood Barnhill Jr., who was arrested last week after police found a missing 16-year-old girl inside his apartment.

The judge said he believed Barnhill represented a flight risk given the seriousness of the charges he faces.

At a hearing Wednesday, an internal affairs detective testified that Barnhill waited hours to turn himself in and was drunk when he surrendered. The detective also said that the department received a tip in 2011 that Barnhill was using his apartment for prostitution purposes.

Barnhill joined the D.C. police department in 1989. He is currently on leave.

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For Penn & Teller's Magical Partnership, The Trick Is Telling The Truth

The duo Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller are back on Broadway. They both talk — yes, even Teller — with NPR's Scott Simon about magic, danger and the remarkable endurance of their 40-year partnership.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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Empire Strikes PAC And Other Punny SuperPAC Names

My Cat Xavier For a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow superPAC backed Hank the Cat in the 2012 Virginia Senate election. Xavier also cared about naps, treats, and prison reform.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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