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3-Year-Old D.C. Girl Killed By Stray Bullet In Prince George's County

Police in Prince George's County say a 3-year-old girl is dead after being struck by gunfire.
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Death Of James Brady, Former White House Press Secretary, Ruled A Homicide

Brady, who suffered a bullet wound to his head in an assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died earlier this week. The ruling by the Virginia's Office of the Chief Medical examiner means the shooter, John W. Hinckley, could face new criminal charges.
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How Sketchy Is That D.C. Street? There's An App For That

Judging how safe a neighborhood is can be scientific as much as it can be subjective, but a new app born in D.C. lets users rate streets, corners and blocks based on how "sketchy" they are.
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Prosecutors Lay Out Case Against McDonnell, But Still Need To Connect Dots

With the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell expected to last three more weeks, prosecutors will need to connect the pieces of evidence they've laid out to make the case that he sold his office to a businessman.
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Eastern Shore Man's Arm Amputated After Dispute Over Insane Clown Posse Tattoo

Two men on Maryland's Eastern Shore allegedly attacked another man, burning him and forcing part of his arm to be amputated in a dispute over a tattoo.

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27 Indicted For Involvement In Baltimore Heroin Ring

The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office says the months-long investigation targeted neighborhoods in West Baltimore.
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Maureen McDonnell's Former Chief Of Staff Draws Back The Curtain At Corruption Trial

Mary-Shea Sutherland says she never detected a romantic relationship between former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell and businessman Jonnie Williams.
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Police Temporarily Close Nightclub Where 'The Wire' Actor Was Stabbed

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier ordered the downtown nightclub Cafe Asia to be closed for four days. She's also asking that the club's license to sell alcohol be revoked.
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Fake Cab Driver Pleads Guilty For Robbing Drunk Riders Of $200,000

A man from Maryland has pleaded guilty to offering rides to intoxicated people and then using their ATM cards to withdraw money from their bank accounts.
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Plaintiff In D.C. Gun Ruling Says City Would Be Safer With Concealed Carry

George Lyon, one of the plaintiffs in the recent ruling that tossed out the D.C. ban on carrying handguns outside the home, says that concealed carry rights would make everyone safer, but is willing to compromise on how and where carrying is allowed.