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Slain TV Reporter, Cameraman Were Team Working On Careers

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were in their twenties and had both found love at WDBJ in Roanoke.

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Unlikely Allies Promote Criminal Justice Reform

The push for criminal justice reform has created an unusual alliance that includes both President Obama and the billionaire Koch brothers. We explore what they'd both like to change in federal and state sentencing laws.

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Reporter, Cameraman Killed By Shooter During Live Interview In Virginia

A reporter and cameraman for a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, were reportedly killed by an active shooter during a live TV interview this morning, according to CBS News.
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What Should Metro Do When A Bus Route Regularly Comes Under Attack?

When stray bullets and rocks are regularly directed toward Metrobuses in one neighborhood, what is to be done? Metro first bypassed three stops before announcing a new strategy Tuesday.

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LISTEN: Gang Violence Drives Desperation In El Salvador

Violence has driven thousands of Central American immigrants to cross U.S. borders in recent years. WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull returns to San Salvador to explore the continued violence there and how it might affect Salvadorans in our communities.

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Rethinking The Relationship Between Mental Health And Police In Fairfax County

At least two high-profile cases where interactions between law enforcement and those suffering from mental illness ended in a death have prompted a law enforcement sub-committee to review Fairfax County police practices.

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The Politics Hour - August 21, 2015

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson joins us in studio. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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As Killings Spike, D.C. Officials Blame Influx of Illegal Guns From South

D.C. officials say they have seized hundreds of illegal guns this year alone, but admit that stopping the flow of weapons from Southern states will be difficult.
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Tips On Illegal Guns And Shootings Now Bring Bigger Rewards In D.C.

Information leading to arrests and convictions in illegal gun cases now can earn tipsters a reward of $2,500. The mayor and police chief are bringing back the program because of D.C.'s spike in deadly gun violence.

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Renewed Calls For Criminal Justice Reform In The U.S.

Sentencing laws have been filling U.S. prisons with nonviolent drug offenders for decades. President Barack Obama has made reform a priority in his remaining time in office — and there’s bipartisan support. A look at proposals for criminal justice reform in the U.S.

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