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New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

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Maryland Senate Votes To Close Sexual Abuse Loophole

Legislation that passed the Maryland Senate would extend a prohibition on sexual conduct between students and teachers to part-time teachers and school employees.

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Temple Hills Woman Accused Of Assaulting Toddlers At Daycare Center

A caregiver allegedly hit young children at the military daycare center where she works.
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Marijuana Law Won't Have 'Huge Impact' On Crime, Says D.C. Police Chief Lanier

Decriminalization of less than an ounce of marijuana would soon become law in the District, but Police Chief Cathy Lanier says she doesn't think it will have a "huge impact" on D.C. crime.

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Treasurer For Former Council Member Michael Brown Indicted For Theft

The campaign treasurer for former D.C. Council member Michael Brown was indicted for stealing $115,000 from a campain account.

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Columbia Mall Shooting Was Random Attack, Police Say

Howard County Police painted a picture of Columbia Mall shooter Darion Aguilar on Wednesday — a mentally-ill young man obsessed with the Columbine shooting.

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Maryland Senate Gives Preliminary Approval To Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The bill decriminalizes up to 10 grams of marijuana.
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Analysis: Jeffrey Thompson Scandal Reaches National Politicians

Much of the focus of the case against businessman Jeffrey Thompson has so far focused on D.C. politicians, but as The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, Thompson had a hand in national campaigns as well.

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Kojo In Your Community: The Changing Face Of North Capitol Street

The District is a city in flux, and nowhere are the changes more dramatic than North Capitol Street, NE, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol. A panel of guests joins a live studio audience at NPR's headquarters for this "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how both longtime residents and newcomers see the changes.

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Former D.C. Teacher Eric Toth Sentenced To 25 Years For Child Pornography

Former D.C. teacher and member of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted, 32-year-old Eric Toth was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Tuesday for videotaping 17 children in his care.

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