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Criminalization Of Poverty

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

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Intimate Partner Violence: A Personal Perspective

The Ray Rice incident has confronted our country with the complex issue of domestic abuse. Kojo explores intimate partner violence with a survivor and a local expert.

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Facing Three Murder Charges, Severance Makes First Court Appearance

Charles Severance, the former Alexandria resident with a history of eccentric behavior, has made his initial appearance on multiple murder charges.
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Students Released From Alexandria School After Man With Gun Causes Lockdown

Students at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria have been released after a report of a man with a gun caused the school to lockdown earlier this afternoon.
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Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

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Search Continues For Missing UVA Student

Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia student, was reported missing over the weekend and Charlottesville police are asking for the public's help.

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Georgetown Student Pleads Guilty To Ricin Possession

A Georgetown student arrested by police for creating ricin in his dorm room has pleaded guilty to possessing the deadly substance.

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Charles Severance Faces First Hearing In Alexandria Court

The man being tried for three murders will get his first day in court in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday morning, in an advisement hearing where his counsel will be identified.

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Montgomery County Police Prepare Homicide Case Against Catherine Hoggle

Police in Montgomery County are "preparing a homicide case" against Catherine Hoggle, the woman whose two children remain missing a week after their father first reported it to officers.
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Foreign Influence and Think Tanks

A recent investigation by the New York Times reveals that more than a dozen of D.C.'s major think tanks receive significant funding from foreign governments. We explore the legal and ethical implications.

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