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D.C., Maryland, Virginia Join Complaint Against Fraudulent Cancer Charities

Four cancer charities run by a Tennessee family reportedly bilked as much as $187 million in donations, and now the FTC and attorneys general for all 50 states are joining an action against the organizations.

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Should Fairfax County Have A Citizen Oversight Board To Investigate Police?

At the Fairfax County Government Center Monday night, there's a public hearing where some hope to push for a citizen oversight board in light of the death of several unarmed citizens in recent years at the hands of police.

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A D.C. Law That 'Goes Too Far'

WAMU 88.5 investigative reporter Patrick Madden teamed with the Center For Investigative Reporting's Reveal program and American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop to analyze D.C.'s prosecution of the charge of "assaulting a police officer."

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Privacy A Major Issue In D.C.'s Discussion Of Police-Worn Body Cameras

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the technology to remove personal information from body-camera footage isn't there yet, and protecting privacy while complying with FOIA laws would take resources the department doesn't have.
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Jesse Matthew Charged With Capital Murder In Hannah Graham Case

The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty.
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Police Body Cameras Coming Soon To Montgomery County

A pilot program to put body cameras on police officers in Montgomery County is about to begin.
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Is Virginia Putting Too Many People Behind Bars?

With 2.3 million Americans now behind bars, many states are looking at alternatives to jail time for those who commit nonviolent crimes. But Virginia continues to imprison large numbers of people.
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An Uncomfortable Link Between Race And Marijuana Arrests In D.C.

African Americans are more likely to be arrested for pot possession — and less likely to play a role in the business of marijuana cultivation in the nation's capital. What does that say about D.C.?

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Could Baltimore's Mayor Have Prevented Clashes With Protesters Saturday?

Protests about the death in custody of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray turned violent Saturday, with small groups of protesters clashing with fans outside an Orioles game and later with police.

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How Long Is Too Long To Question Police About Possible Misconduct?

Protesters in Baltimore continue to demand answers about how Freddie Gray reportedly suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was in police custody. The case is raising new questions about Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and the balance between due process for police officers and the public's right to know what happened.

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