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New Strategies To Protect Yourself And Recover From Identity Theft

More than 17 million people in the United States reported having their identity stolen last year. The Obama administration is taking new steps to help consumers. Diane and guests discuss how to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers and what do to if your sensitive data is stolen.

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Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says

Information shared by federal, state and local authorities points to an upswing in activity by the MS-13 gang,  says John McCarthy, the Maryland state's attorney for Montgomery County. A murder there in early November might be related to two others.

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John Grisham: "Rogue Lawyer"

Author John Grisham's new novel is about a street lawyer who carries a gun, lives out of a bullet-proof van and takes cases no one else will touch. The latest legal thriller from bestselling author John Grisham.

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The Latest On The Russian Plane Crash Over Egypt

President Obama says a bomb might have caused a Russian plane crash over Egypt. The latest on the investigation, possible ISIS involvement and what the incident means for air travel and security.

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Why More Federal Prisoners Will Be Released In Virginia Than D.C., Maryland

The U.S. Sentencing Commission has made a move to start releasing nonviolent drug offenders early in an effort to curb mass incarceration. But in the D.C. region, one state is expected to release by far the most inmates released. Why?

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Living And Dying While Black In America

Kojo chats with author D. Watkins about the impact of gun violence, poverty and aggressive law enforcement in urban communities.

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Jury Convicts Charles Severance In Northern Virginia Triple Murder Case

Former Alexandria resident and fringe political candidate Charles Severance has been found guilty of fatally shooting three prominent area residents in their homes over the last decade.

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To Fight Crime, D.C. Invests In More Than Just Police

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.
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Prosecutor Links Pot Decriminalization And Murder Spike In Prince George's County

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.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

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.

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