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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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Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

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Three Arrested In Wake Of Bank Robbery Search That Shut Down I-270

Three bank robbery suspects are in custody following a police search that shutdown I-270 in Maryland.
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U.S. Attorney Pushes Forward In D.C. Shadow Campaign Probe

A prominent D.C. businessman on Monday admitted to financing an illegal shadow campaign to support Vincent Gray in the city's 2010 mayoral election. We explore the specific accusations made by the prosecutors in the case, and their implications for D.C.'s political system.

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Maryland Legislator Proposes Ban On Sale Of Energy Drinks To Minors

A Montgomery County delegate is pushing a bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to those under the age of 18.
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Salisbury University Hazing Incident Prompts Bill Increasing Penalties

A 2012 incident in which a fraternity hopeful at Salisbury University was hazed has prompted a new bill that would make the practice a jailable offense.
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D.C. Residents Claim Police Did Little To Respond To Weekend Brawl In Trinidad

Residents in Northeast D.C. have filed a complaint alleging inaction by a D.C. police officer while responding to a street brawl, saying he did nothing to arrest a group of people that was fighting.

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