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Virginia To Perform Familial DNA Testing In Criminal Cases

Virginia is moving forward with familial DNA testing to help police capture violent offenders, despite objections from some that say the practice is invasive.

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Northern Va. Gang Task Force Funding In Jeopardy

Public pressure to curtail federal spending has changed the way many local projects and programs are funded, at least temporarily, and one Virginia congressman is worried about how that will affect the war on gang-related crime.

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D.C. Police To Announce Break In 1999 Cold Case

D.C. police say they have a major break in a cold case that dates back to 1999. Police have scheduled a news conference for Friday to offer more details.

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Breaking The Hamilton Case: A Reporter Shares His Story

Former Virginia Delegate Phillip Hamilton (R-Newport News) faces up to 30 years in prison for bribery and extortion. He solicited a job as director of a teacher training center at Old Dominion University while working to secure state funding for it. Bill Sizemore, a reporter for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, broke the story, and his subsequent reporting prompted the federal investigation.

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Redskins' Albert Haynesworth Pleads Not-Guilty To Sexual Assault

Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth didn't show up to court today -- he waived his right to appear -- but he's pleading not-guilty to a charge of misdemeanor sex abuse stemming from an incident in February, TBD reports.

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Gang Investigations In Montgomery Co. Have Latino Teens Claiming Profiling

After several Latino teenagers were lined up and photographed by police officers at the Montgomery County Fair, Latino advocates are looking for changes to the police department's gang investigation tactics.

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D.C. Steps Up Mail Safety At Schools After Scare

In the District, authorities say they are taking steps to ensure the safety of all mail going in the school system after more than a dozen D.C. public schools received suspicious letters containing a white powdery substance Thursday.

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