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Interrogation May Produce More False Confessions Among Teens, Study Finds

Routine police interrogation techniques may be to blame for a high rate of false confessions among teenage suspects, according to a new study from social scientists with the University of Virginia.
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Lawmakers Say Wage Bump, Prison Reform Needed To Help Area Fathers

Many fathers in the D.C. area are spending time in prison instead of with their families thanks to mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenses — something lawmakers would like to see changed.

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"The Ways of the Dead" - by Neely Tucker

Neely Tucker grew up in the deep American South - and cut his teeth as a journalist reporting from countries around the world. But his new novel draws inspiration from the local streets of Washington, D.C.

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Judge Denies Gag Order In Severance Case

A Loudoun County judge is rejecting a request for a gag order from a man wanted for questioning in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents.
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Prince William Jail Tells Story Of Early American Crime and Punishment (Rebroadcast)

For 70 years the Prince William Jail held murderers, arsonists, horse thieves and lunatics. But over the decades, the history of this 19th-century detention facility was plastered over as the building was re-purposed as a private residence, a school, and finally a county office.

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It's Your Turn

It's your turn to weigh in on the week's headlines, including the wild week in Virginia politics.

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Maryland Thief Hops Off With Bunny Suit

Prince George's County police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 6-foot-tall, gray and white bunny.
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Ban the Box in D.C.

Last week, the DC Council moved legislation forward that would help former prisoners get past the first hurdle in job hunting. We explore the issues around "Ban the Box" legislation.

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Fairfax County High School Band Leader Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Teenager

A high school band teacher in Fairfax County has been arrested and charged with soliciting a 14-year-old boy.
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Rape Charges Against Alexandria Sheriff's Deputy Dismissed, Other Charges Remain

Former Sheriff's Deputy Bryant still faces charges that he had sex with an inmate in the Alexandria jail, which is a felony.

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