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Mugshots: Press, Punishment & Privacy Concerns

For decades, the press and public have used booking photos to identify crime suspects. In the past, mugshots were largely forgotten in police station and newspaper archives, but the Web has given these photos new life, often haunting those whose charges were minor or even dismissed. We explore the privacy concerns surrounding mugshots, and find out about efforts to make both federal and local mugshots public, despite a burgeoning online "mugshot racket."

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Nov. 24

The main characters in two plays try to get ahead with just a pinch of trickery. Will it work out? You’ll have to see the shows to find out.

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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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