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Cheating Scandals Rock The Military

Earlier this week, the Navy disclosed that it had suspended 30 sailors on suspicion of cheating on exams to operate nuclear reactors. This follows a string of scandals across several branches of the military, and is leading some to question how the Pentagon is handling ethics in its ranks.

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McDonnells Barred From 'Substantive' Talk On Case With Family, Friends

Ahead of their July trial, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been forbidden from discussing their case with family and friends who may be witnesses in the case.

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Heroin: Trends Locally And Nationally

Last summer, a McLean, Va., high school student died last from a mix of heroin and a common antihistamine. We look at what's fueling an increase in heroin use locally and nationally, particularly among teens and young adults.

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Crack: The Drug That Consumed The Nation's Capital

Kojo explores the legacy of the drug epidemic that ripped Washington, D.C., apart just a few decades ago with voices featured in WAMU 88.5's recent series on the story.

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McDonnell Legal Defense Fund Raises More Than $12,000

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is paying for his own legal defense after being indicted on corruption charges, and the pace of donations into his legal fund has so far been tepid.

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Rockville Man Arrested For Threats At Montgomery Mall

Maryland State Police have taken a Rockville man into custody after he made threats to co-workers at a luggage store in the Montgomery Mall.

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Lawyers Debate McDonnell's Contact With Witnesses

Lawyers for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife are asking a judge for leniency on a judges instructions not to contact witnesses in their corruption case, which includes their children and friends.

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What's At Stake In El Salvador's Presidential Election

Salvadorans will vote Feb. 2 for a new president, with absentee ballots cast for the first time by expats. We explore the impact on Washington's big Salvadoran community.

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Son Of Former Maryland Delegate Charged With Stealing Campaign Funds

The son of former Maryland delegate Hattie Harrison has been charged for allegedly writing checks on a campaign account totalling more than $17,000.

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Lanier Defends D.C. Police Hiring Standards, Asks For Flexibility In Firings

A number of recent arrests of D.C. police officers took Chief Cathy Lanier to the D.C. Council on Friday, where she defended the department's hiring standards while asking the ability to more easily fire troublemaking cops.

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