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Severance Charged With Three Alexandria Killings, Won't Face Death Penalty

A grand jury in Alexandria has charged Charles Severance with murdering Nancy Dunning, Ron Kirby and Ruthanne Lodato, three homicides that shook the quiet communities in which they occurred.
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Ray Rice, Domestic Violence and Professional Sports

Kojo chats with sports columnist Christine Brennan about the Baltimore Ravens football team firing a player after controversial video was released of him hitting his wife in an elevator.

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University Professor Arrested For Alleged Burglary, Destruction Of Property

An American University professor and department head is on leave following his arrest earlier this week for allegedly trying to set a fire in a parking garage.
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Gray's Campaign Driver Pleads Guilty To Campaign Finance Charge

Mayor Vincent Gray's former campaign driver today pleaded guilty to a campaign finance charge, proving that the long-running investigation into Gray's troubled mayoral effort continues.
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Gray's Campaign Driver Charged In Long-Running Corruption Investigation

A sixth person has been charged with a crime related to illegal funding of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign.
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ShotSpotter Sensors Record 249 Gunfire Incidents Near D.C. Schools

A new report from the Urban Institute finds that During that gunshot-detection technology used by D.C. police identified 249 sounds of gunfire within 1,000 feet of a public school during the 2011-12 school year.
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Jury Gets Its Chance In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

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"Operation Shakespeare" - Protecting U.S. Military Technology

Kojo chats with investigative reporter John Shiffman, who unearthed the story of an elaborate sting operation designed to combat the illegal theft of American military secrets.

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Former D.C. Council Candidate Sentenced To 60 Days For Thompson Links

Jeff Smith, who ran for a Ward 1 D.C. Council seat in 2010, admitted to taking $140,000 in illegal contributions from businessman Jeffrey Thompson.
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MPD Investigating Three Sexual Assaults In Mt. Pleasant As Related

Police have released the description of a man they believe is involved with three sexual assaults in Mount Pleasant in five days.

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