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No Charges: Questions Linger Following Fairfax County Jail Death

Fairfax County Virginia’s chief prosecutor has said he will not file criminal charges resulting from the death of Natasha McKenna. We examine the effect this case and others in Fairfax are having on accountability and training for Fairfax law enforcement.

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From Prison Cells In El Salvador, Violent Gangs Remain Connected To U.S.

Part 2 of Armando Trull's series: The prison crisis in El Salvador and gang activity in the D.C. region are part of the same dynamic, authorities say. Money flows back to leaders, even those stuck in the Central American nation's crowded cells.

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Perils Of Moto-Taxi Job May Have Followed Slain Teen To U.S., Uncle Says

Danny Centeno worked as a moto-taxi driver in Ilobasco, El Salvador, to support his family, but he fled because gangs threatened his life. "We never thought death would find him here," an uncle says about the 17-year-old shot and killed last week in Sterling, Virginia.

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Though They Fled For Safety, Salvadorans Still Fight Gang Scourge From Afar

Reporter Armando Trull returns to El Salvador to look at the continuing gang violence that has driven many Salvadorans to seek refuge in the D.C. area.

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Is A Police Tent Enough To Stop Crime?

A former D.C. police officer explains what worked during some of the city's most violent years, and what police can do today to get to the root causes of crime.
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How A Spike In Gun Violence Weighs On Residents Of Shaw, Woodland Terrace

D.C. recently marked a grim milestone: more murders in the first eight months of 2015 than all of 2014. But do residents feel less safe? We talk with people in some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

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Panel Begins To Shape Guidelines For Police Body Cameras In Maryland

The regulations address everything from when the devices should be turned on to what to do with dysfunctional cameras.
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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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D.C. Police Officers Vote No-Confidence On Chief Cathy Lanier

D.C. police officers voted no-confidence in Police Chief Cathy Lanier over the weekend, expressing frustration over her eight-year tenure and recent moves she has taken to stem the increase in crime across the city.
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In Midst Of Crime Spike, D.C. Police Union Calls No-Confidence Vote On Lanier

The union says the no-confidence vote against Police Chief Cathy Lanier will express officers' displeasure with her management of the force during the citywide crime spike.

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