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University Of Maryland Student Killed In Hit-And-Run

Prince George's County police are searching for the driver of a car that hit and killed a University of Maryland student as he crossed the street.
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Muth Found Guilty In Killing Of Georgetown Socialite

A German man who pretended to be a well-connected Iraqi army general has been convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of his 91-year-old socialite wife.
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Internal Affairs Probe Stems From Chris Brown Case

District of Columbia police are opening an internal affairs probe on an officer who responded to the reports that Chris Brown had assaulted a man outside a D.C. hotel.

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The Politics Hour - Jan. 17, 2014

The D.C. Council sparks a new debate with a move to decriminalize possession of marijuana. Maryland's botched health exchange rollout burns the lieutenant governor and other top officials. And Virgina's new governor gets blowback over a liquor board appointment.

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Behind 911: Challenges And Changes In Emergency Dispatch

From comforting traumatized callers to directing emergency personnel and fighting fatigue, the 911 operator has a critical role in public safety. We explore the challenges facing our region's emergency dispatchers and find out how new technology is changing their work.

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"The Burglary:" The Inside Story Of FBI Surveillance (Rebroadcast)

A new book reveals the long-secret identities of the 1971 burglars who disclosed FBI documents that proved the agency was spying on black and anti-war activists.

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Virginia Legislator Introduces Bill Criminalizing 'Revenge Porn'

Virginia lawmakers may soon consider a bill to ban what's popularly known as "revenge porn," the posting on the Internet of naked pictures by an ex-lover.

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Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Takes Step Forward In D.C.

A bill dropping the fine for possession of small amounts of marijuana to $25 passed a D.C. Council committee on Wednesday.
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Legislation Would Shift Mental Health Treatment Away From Virginia Jails

Virginia jails are the largest provider of mental health services in the state, but a new report says the care they're receiving is inadequate and more care options have to made available.

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Lanier: With More People, D.C. May Need More Police

D.C.'s growing population is changing how many police officers the city needs and where they deploy their resources.

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