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Pledges And Hope At Candlelight Vigil For Peace In El Salvador

At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.

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D.C. Council Members Hope To Address Spike In Homicides

D.C. — like many cities across the country — has seen a rise in violent crime this year. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie said on The Politics Hour this Friday that he plans to hold public hearings on the matter.

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Woman Stabbed, Suspect Shot By Security Guard At Union Station

A police spokeswoman says the stabbing was believed to be the product of a domestic dispute.

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The Politics Hour - September 11, 2015

D.C.'s mayor and police chief another violent week. Baltimore officials approve a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. And Metro aims to hire consultants for a top-to-bottom overhaul.

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Havens Amid Warfare: Some Salvadorans Find Tentative Paths To Peace

In Part 4 of his series, Armando Trull finds that there are plenty of Salvadorans working — sometimes in conjunction with U.S. partners — to improve life in their homeland.

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Broken Promises And Bleak Economics Fuel El Salvador's Troubles

Part 3 of Armando Trull's series: El Salvador’s poor are getting caught in the middle of a deadly free-for-all between gangs intent on holding their positions and police forces that show unchecked aggression.

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Attorneys Seek To Move Freddie Gray Trials Out Of Baltimore

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday from the attorneys for the six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.
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No Charges: Questions Linger Following Fairfax County Jail Death

Fairfax County Virginia’s chief prosecutor has said he will not file criminal charges resulting from the death of Natasha McKenna. We examine the effect this case and others in Fairfax are having on accountability and training for Fairfax law enforcement.

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From Prison Cells In El Salvador, Violent Gangs Remain Connected To U.S.

Part 2 of Armando Trull's series: The prison crisis in El Salvador and gang activity in the D.C. region are part of the same dynamic, authorities say. Money flows back to leaders, even those stuck in the Central American nation's crowded cells.

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Perils Of Moto-Taxi Job May Have Followed Slain Teen To U.S., Uncle Says

Danny Centeno worked as a moto-taxi driver in Ilobasco, El Salvador, to support his family, but he fled because gangs threatened his life. "We never thought death would find him here," an uncle says about the 17-year-old shot and killed last week in Sterling, Virginia.

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