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Thousands of children have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and made their way to the D.C. area. But who are they?

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Frederick Sheriff Chuck Jenkins Calls For Militarization Of U.S.-Mexico Border

Following a fact-finding mission to the U.S.-Mexico border, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick, Maryland, explains why he advocates the militarization of the border in response to the recent immigration crisis.

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Jonnie Williams On Stand Again Today In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams will take the stand again today in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, and his testimony could be key in the case.

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Warner Joins Bipartisan Group Targeting Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The bill would force schools to provide confidential advisors to victims and forbids athletic departments from handling sexual assault cases themselves.
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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Metro Challenging Background Check Policy

The lawsuit is focusing on Metro's background check policy, saying it is overly broad and disproportionately disqualifies black applicants.
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Organizers Pull Plug On Virgin Mobile Freefest This Year

A popular free festival that has taken place in the D.C. area for five years has been scrapped without explanation.

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Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

The start of the Silver Line has meant fewer Blue Line trains during Metro's rush hour — but is riding the Blue Line now really as bad as its been made out to be?

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Lawsuit Claims D.C. Underfunded Charter Schools To The Tune Of $770 Million

A charter school advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey DeWitt alleging that the city's government funds the two public school systems unequally.
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Teenager Sought In Wheaton Shooting

Montgomery County police are looking for a 14-year-old boy whom they say shot an 18-year-old woman multiple times in Wheaton this morning.
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Montgomery County Officials Struggle With Scope Of Unaccompanied Children Crisis

Thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have made their way to Maryland, but the county is still struggling to determine the scope of the response needed, because precise numbers have proved elusive.

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Judge Postpones Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban

D.C.'s gun ban is back temporarily: In response to Mayor Gray and D.C. Police's request for a stay, Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone last weekend's ruling for 90 days.
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Judge Orders Bank Of America To Pay $1.3 Billion Fine

A jury had found the bank liable for fraud related to mortgages sold by its Countrywide Financial unit last October. Bank of America may appeal.
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Job Worries Linger, But The Economy Is Looking Good

Both the Commerce Department and the Federal Reserve gave the economy good marks after years of slack performance. The Fed still frets about jobs but generally is upbeat, predicting "moderate" growth.
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As Volunteerism Explodes In Popularity, Who's It Helping Most?

More young adults and teens are swapping sun tanning and sightseeing on vacations for working in orphanages, building schools and teaching English abroad.
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In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Vote To Sue Him

Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.
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Life In Gaza Deteriorates As Water, Power Shortages Intensify

Tens of thousands of displaced Gazans face skyrocketing prices for limited water supplies, and severely disrupted electricity service. As well, long lines are developing for staples like bread.
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Why Hamas Is A Bigger Challenge For Israel Now Than In The Past

Christian Science Monitor reporter Christa Case Bryant tells Renee Montagne why the Israeli army is finding Hamas a more formidable foe now than during the 2009 war.
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Argentina's Default: 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

After talks with creditors broke down, the country has defaulted on its debt for the second time in more than 12 years. This could mean higher interest rates and higher inflation for Argentina.
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Amid Confusion, 17 Killed By Shelling At Market In Gaza

Israel's army declared a humanitarian cease-fire on Wednesday but said it did not apply to all areas. A market that Palestinians had thought was safe was hit, killing 17 and wounding dozens more.