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The Stanford Sexual Assault Case And Why It's Sparking Public Outrage

A former Stanford student's six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has sparked outrage across the country. The growing number of reported sex assaults on campuses and how courts and colleges are responding.

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Developer To Pay $1.3 Million Over Shoddy House-Flipping Claims In D.C.

A couple accused of overseeing the shoddy renovation of dozens of D.C. homes they later sold has agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution to buyers. They will also be banned from doing any future construction, renovations or sales of any properties in the city.
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Reporting A Rape On Metro

An alleged rape occurred on a Metro train in mid-April. Why wasn't it in the news until this week?

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The Shake-Up At TSA: An Update On Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration is under fire for long, slow airport screening lines and allegations of mismanagement. The latest on airport security at home, the shakeup at the TSA and the investigation into the EgyptAir crash.

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Metro Changes Policy On Notification Of Violent Crimes After Criticism In Rape Case

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ordered the change in policy as Metro was facing criticism for its delay in notifying the public about the alleged rape of a woman aboard a Red Line train in Montgomery County last month.

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Putting D.C.'s Murder Rate Into National Context

After a spike last year, D.C.'s murder rate is still climbing, but not as high as elsewhere.

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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Six-Month Sentence Given To Gray Aide For Role In D.C. 'Shadow Campaign'

A former top adviser to Vincent Gray has been sentenced to six months in prison for his role in an illegal, off-the-books effort that supported Gray in D.C.'s 2010 mayoral election.

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Debate Over Decriminalizing Prostitution

Last year Amnesty International called for decriminalizing the global sex trade. Since then the debate has heated up, pitting feminist against feminist, with sharply different solutions for how to protect sex workers. We look at the debate over legalizing prostitution.

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Suspect In Maryland Shootings Now In Custody, Police Say

Police said 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil was taken into custody without incident. An onlooker shared video from the arrest with WAMU 88.5.

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