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'Strange Feeling' For Families Observing Court Appearance Of Accused Killer

The parents of slain college students Morgan Harrington and Hannah Graham have gotten their first look at alleged killer Jesse Matthew.

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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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In Maryland, A Move To Change Who Approves Parole For Prisoners Serving Life Sentences

Maryland is one of just a few states where the governor must still approve parole for those who are serving life sentences. Supporters of changing that are pushing a bill during this year's General Assembly that would give that power to a commission.
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Maureen McDonnell Sentenced On Corruption Charges

Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is headed back to court this morning to be sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Spencer for her role in the corruption case that landed on the commonwealth's former first couple.
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Rabbi Pleads Guilty To Voyeurism Charges, Faces Up To 52 Years In Prison

Prominent D.C. rabbi Barry Freundel is facing up to 52 years in prison after pleading guilty to secretly videotaping dozens of women.
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Prosecutors Say Georgetown Rabbi Recorded 150 Women In Ritual Bath

Prosecutors say Rabbi Barry Freundel secretly videotaped more than 150 nude women at a Jewish ritual bath, a far higher number than originally reported.
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'Healthy Dialogue' Needed On Race And Law Enforcement, Says FBI Head

The head of the FBI spoke at Georgetown University Thursday about one of the thorniest and pressing issues of the day: the relationship between law enforcement and minority communities.
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D.C. Shutters First Business For Selling Synthetic Marijuana

For the first time, D.C. is shutting down a convenience store that sold a prohibited form of synthetic marijuana.
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'Next Phase' Begins In Prosecution Of Hannah Graham Murder

 Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been indicted for abduction and murder in the death of the 18-year-old student.

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How Forensic Analysis May Bring Closure To Guatemalan Families In The D.C. Area

Forensic anthropologists are offering long-sought closure to Guatemalan families — including many in the D.C. area.