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Emergency Bill Targets D.C. Businesses Selling Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic cannabinoids have caused a spike in overdoses in D.C. and across the country in recent months — something residents have reported seeing firsthand.

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D.C. Metro Area Movers Should Be On The Lookout For Fraud, Report Says

Getting ready to pack up and move to a new pad? Make sure to do your due diligence before hiring movers, because the D.C. area is more prone to fraud than most places.

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Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform

Sex offender registries are designed to protect the public from pedophiles and others who have committed sexual crimes. But some say those guilty of much lesser offenses don’t belong on the list. We look at sex offender registries and calls for reform

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No Evidence Of Shooting At Navy Yard, Officials Say

The facility in Southeast D.C. was locked down Thursday morning after reports of shots fired, but officials later said there was no evidence of a shooting, no one had been arrested, and no weapons had been found.

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D.C. To Get More Body Cameras, But Only If Public Gets Access To Footage

The press and public will have the right to request footage from the body-worn cameras being deployed by the D.C. police department, a victory for open government advocates who feuded with Mayor Muriel Bowser over access to the footage collected by the cameras.
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D.C. To Penalize Stores That Sell Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic marijuana is hard to regulate but easy to find. Officials say it's being sold all over D.C., in gas stations, liquor stores and other retail outlets — and the stuff is far from harmless.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

The Supreme Court upholds federal healthcare subsidies. President Barack Obama is to deliver the eulogy for Charleston Pastor Clementa Pinckney. And Congress clears the way for the Trans-Pacific trade deal. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Former Aide To Harry Thomas Jr. Sentenced Sentenced For Fraud

Neil Rodgers, a former D.C. Council committee director, has been sentenced to a month in jail for channeling funds away from a  youth drug prevention program.

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With Elder Abuse On The Rise In Montgomery County, Police Urge Awareness

The longer cases go unreported, the tougher it is to help, say officials in the Maryland county, where the elderly are the fastest-growing demographic.
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Retrial Granted For Man Convicted In Chandra Levy Murder

A judge has formally granted a retrial in the case of a man convicted of killing D.C. intern Chandra Levy more than a decade ago.

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