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Rape Charges Against Alexandria Sheriff's Deputy Dismissed, Other Charges Remain

An Alexandria judge is dismissing rape charges against a former sheriff's deputy.

Alexandria General District Court Judge Donald Haddock issued the ruling, dropping the rape charge against former Sheriff's Deputy Bryant Pegues. Commonwealth's Attorney Bryan Porter asked the judge to drop the charge. In an interview with WAMU 88.5, Porter declined to explain why he asked for the charge to be dropped, saying he could not comment on a pending case.

Pegues is still charged with having sex with an inmate, which is a felony — although it does not carry the severe penalties that come along with the charge of rape. In a written statement Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne said even though the rape charge has been dropped, the former deputy still betrayed his duty to the sheriff's office and violated the public trust.

He's scheduled for a preliminary hearing next month.

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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