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Former Maryland SSA Employee Sentenced To More Than A Year For Taking Bribes

Maryland resident Christopher Payton was sentenced to a year and a half in prison for taking more than $50,000 in bribes as part of his job at the Social Security Administration.

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Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

Starting July 17, the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana in D.C. becomes a civil offense punishable by a $25 fine. Here are all the things you need to know about decriminalization in D.C.
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McDonnells Back In Court Tuesday For Pre-Trial Hearing

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was in federal court on Tuesday along with his wife Maureen, as lawyers sparred over whether the McDonnells intentionally hid gifts that would have linked the couple to Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

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Laurel Swimming Coach Expected To Plead Guilty To Child Abuse

In April, Christopher Thomas Huott was arrested and charged after a former swim student accused him of making the inappropriate contact when she was 7.
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Charles Severance Indicted On Gun Charge In Loudoun County

The man wanted for questioning in connection with three potentially linked murders in Alexandria has been indicted by a grand jury in nearby Loudoun County on a weapons charge.

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Teaching Computers to Understand Sarcasm

Marketers, diplomats and even the FBI are trying to teach computers to understand the avalanche of Tweets and Facebook posts. We explore the exploding field of sentiment mining.

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House Bound: Baltimore and the Youth Curfew Debate

Starting next month, Baltimore's youth will be subject to one of the strictest curfews in the nation. Kojo explores the public safety and civil rights questions behind keeping kids indoors at night.

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Residents Of D.C. Neighborhood Mourn Grocer Killed By Robbers

A corner store in the 16th Street Heights neighborhood has become a shrine to James Oh, who was killed during a robbery on July 4.
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Match Fixing & International Soccer

Kojo explores the hundred billion dollar soccer gambling economy, and ongoing concerns about the integrity of the Beautiful Game.

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Virginia Police Want To Take Explicit Photos Of Teen In Sexting Case

A Virginia teenager is fighting efforts by police who want to take photos of him in a sexually aroused state to try to prove a sexting case against him.

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