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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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Nina McLemore's Clothes Are A 'Weapon' Of Powerful Women

Nina McLemore designs clothes for powerful women: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Janet Yellen, Elena Kagan and others. She talks about how fashion can help women stand out in political office.
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After Italy Quakes, Food World Delivers Support To Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

Amatrice was set to host the 50th celebration of pasta all'Amatriciana famously made there, but this week's earthquake devastated the town. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with food blogger Jeremy Cherfas.
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Ben Carson Supports Trump's Outreach To African-Americans

Donald Trump met with black and Latino supporters this week to try to gain favorability among minority voters. Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson was in that meeting and supports Trump.
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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