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Baltimore Grapples With Label As Nation's Heroin Capital

Baltimore has been called the heroin capital of America several times, and some people say the city should use that label to push for change.

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Law Enforcement Braces For Surge Of Holiday Bank Robberies

Believe it or not, bank robberies in the D.C. region tend to spike as the holidays approach. The FBI and local police are preparing.

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Catherine Hoggle Ruled Incompetent To Stand Trial

The Clarksburg, Maryland, woman who is believed to be responsible for the disappearance of her two children has been ruled incompetent to stand trial due to paranoid schizophrenia.

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Would D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray Go To Trial To Fight Corruption Charges?

Following news that he has rejected a plea deal, backers of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray say they expect him to fight corruption charges if federal prosecutors choose to pursue a case against him.

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Gray Reportedly Turned Down Plea Deal In Long-Running Investigation Of Campaign

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray turned down a September plea deal from federal prosecutors who have been investigating his 2010 campaign, raising the possibility that they may indict him as he ends his tenure as the city's top elected official.
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More Dismissals Possible In Drug Cases Connected To FBI Agent

Prosecutors said they're looking at cases involving more than 150 defendants that had connections to agent Matthew Lowry.

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Prosecutors In Case Of Rabbi Barry Freundel Look For More Victims

Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Zubrensky said prosecutors need more time to find other possible victims of the voyeurism allegedly perpetrated by Rabbi Freundel.
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Is Teen Sexting Worth Jail Time? Virginia Commission Eyes Milder Penalties

Teenagers who text sexually explicit images of themselves face stiff penalties that were originally intended for child pornographers, an issue with which the Virginia State Crime Commission is wrestling.

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Georgetown Student Who Made Ricin In Dorm Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Former Georgetown student Daniel Milzman has been sentenced to a year in prison for making ricin in his dorm room, an illegal act he said was inspired by the hit show "Breaking Bad."
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Lanier Pushes Back Against Criticisms Of D.C. Police Tactics

At a D.C. Council hearing on Monday, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier defended police tactics and said that African American residents were not targeted for searches and arrests.