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Homicide Watch D.C. Coming To An End

A website devoted to documenting every homicide in the District of Columbia is shutting down this week.
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Howard University Athlete Killed In North Texas

Football player Terrence Neal Tusan was one of two people killed at an apartment complex during a robbery attempt, authorities said.

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Skip the Bag Charge, Get Busted

We tag along on a sting operation aimed at catching D.C.businesses that don't charge customers at five-cent bag fee.

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Ban The Box Law Takes Effect In D.C., Helping Ex-Offenders Get Jobs

A new D.C. law prohibiting employers from asking someone applying for a job about their criminal history until a conditional offer of employment has been made is now in effect.
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Sexual Assault Numbers Up On D.C. College Campuses

According to the latest federal data, District college campuses have seen a significant uptick in sexual assaults on campus, but that may actually be an encouraging sign of increased awareness.

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Court-Appointed Doctor To Determine If Severance Competent For Murder Trial

A court-appointed doctor in Alexandria will be conducting an evaluation to determine whether or not Charles Severance, a former fringe political candidate, is competent to stand trial for three high-profile murders.
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Charles Severance Objects To His Own Lawyer At Court Hearing

The man accused in three high-profile murders in Alexandria appeared in court today, and created a stir when he objected to and talked over his defense attorney.

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Sexual Assault Reported In Dorm At American University

Public safety officers at American University are asking anyone with information to come forward after reports that a student was sexually assaulted in her residence hall early Wednesday morning.

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Will Ethics Reform Accomplish Anything? Some Virginia Legislators Raise Doubts

Fairfax County legislators take the unusual step of disclosing campaign contributions in the course of their work, but some legislators that just wouldn't work to address Virginia's ethics issues.

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UVA Students Reflect On 'Rolling Stone' Retraction

After Rolling Stone Magazine identified "discrepancies" in a story published last month detailing a sexual assault at the University of Virginia, some students say the magazine is the real abuser.

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