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The Movement To Reform Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Earlier this year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans to reform federal guidelines for mandatory minimum sentences. We examine the movement for sentencing reform and where it's likely to go in the immediate future.

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Police: No Motive For Ocean City Man Who Set Fire To Himself, Local Church

The town of Ocean City, Md., is still reeling after a man set himself ablaze before running into a local church, setting it on fire, and killing the rector in the process.

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D.C. Police Officer Charged For Allegedly Producing Child Pornography

The Metropolitan Police Department says that one of its officers has been charged with producing child pornography after he allegedly took nude pictures of a 15-year-old girl who had been reported as a runaway.
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MoCo Teacher Flees Country After Being Charged With Sexual Assault

A teacher named Yee Tak Sharon Kui has been charged on three counts after allegedly sexual assaulting a 15-year-old Montgomery County boy with autism.

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Trial Of German Journalist Charged With Killing Socialite Wife Postponed

Albrecht Muth had been scheduled to stand trial starting today in the death of his wife, 91-year-old Viola Drath, but online court records show the trial has now been postponed until early January.
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Break-In At Salvation Army Center In D.C. Costs Charity $10,000 In Donations

The Solomon G. Brown Corps Community Center in Southeast was burglarized early Sunday, and the suspect made away with $10,000 in Red Kettle donations to the Salvation Army.
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Three-Alarm Church Fire Claims Two, Including Church Leader

A bizarre and tragic fire claimed the life of an Ocean City rector on Tuesday after a man set himself on fire as he entered the historic church.

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Reward Offered For Info On Killing Of Postal Worker In Prince George's County

The U.S. Postal Service is offering $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of whomever shot and killed letter carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette on Saturday.
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Judge Orders Retraining Of Disabled Army Veteran Justin Slaby

A federal judge in Virginia says the FBI must start retraining an Army veteran who won a discrimination lawsuit against the bureau.