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Fines For Soliciting Prostitutes Being Considered In Montgomery County

If civil fines work to curb red light runners, why not johns? Montgomery County is considering legislation that would cost those caught soliciting a prostitute.

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With More Body-Worn Cameras Coming, Debate Shifts To Who'll Get To See Video

Open-government advocates and D.C. officials on Wednesday debated how much access the public should have to footage from body-worn cameras, which are expected to be in use by the city's 2,800 patrol officers within the next year.
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Global Security Threats Posed By The Increasingly Sophisticated Tools Of Cyberwarfare

The U.S., Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have emerged as major players in the new world of cyberwarfare. With a panel of experts, we discuss global security threats posed by increasingly sophisticated malware and the new digital arms race.

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Coordinating The Largest One-Time Federal Prison Release

The Justice Department will release about 6,000 inmates early to ease overcrowding in federal prisons across the country. The move signals the department's interest in sentencing reform, an issue that has attracted bipartisan support.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The House leadership postpones its speaker vote after Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) drops out. Hillary Clinton announces her opposition to the new Pacific trade agreement. And the head of Volkswagen U.S. testifies before Congress on the emissions scandal. Guest host Indira Lakshmanan and a panel of journalists discuss the week’s top national stories.

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Another Mass Shooting And New Calls To End U.S. Gun Violence

Another mass shooting, this time at a community college in Oregon, has prompted new calls to change gun laws. We look at the realities of ending the cycle of gun violence in the U.S.

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'Feeder Crime' Data Serve Maryland County's Desire For A Lower Murder Rate

As many cities grapple with a rise in violent crime, Prince George's County is finding success using data to prevent homicides, while also targeting the root causes of violence.

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Could Paying At-Risk Youth Help Curb Violence? D.C. Lawmaker Is Willing To Try

What if you were able to identify the 50 people most likely to commit violent crimes — and instead of locking them up, you gave them money and mentoring? D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie wants the District to try this unconventional approach.
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David Maraniss: "Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story"

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss tells the story of Detroit in 1963, when the city was at its pinnacle. The Motor City native argues the shadows of collapse were evident even then.

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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge In Related Crime And Overdoses (Rebroadcast)

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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