D.C. police got great publicity this week when an officer broke out her dance moves to defuse a tense situation with a group of teens. But the police department isn't the only agency involved in crime prevention.
Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said Friday that a jump in homicides in Prince George's County this year is likely linked to a law decriminalizing the possession of marijuana.
The White House and Congress reach a budget deal. John Boehner hands over his speaker's gavel. And reaction to the latest Republican presidential debate. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
The long-lasting consequences of a criminal record can affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, from finding employment to securing housing. A new set of laws in Maryland lets some residents shield their records from public view. But advocates say the laws don't go far enough.
President Obama addresses police chiefs from the around the country, and FBI Director James Comey says police are changing practices because of heightened scrutiny. Diane and panelists discuss police, race relations and trends in violent crime.
Open-government advocates and D.C. officials on Wednesday debated how much access the public should have to footage from body-worn cameras, which are expected to be in use by the city's 2,800 patrol officers within the next year.
The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.
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