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Virginia Taking New Tack To Address Cigarette Smuggling

The relative low cost of cigarettes in Virginia makes it attractive to smugglers, but a state agency is now endorsing a plan to tackle the problem by licensing retailers of tobacco products.

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Ferguson Protesters Block Traffic On I-395, Eight Arrested

Protesters rallying in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting brought I-395 traffic to a standstill during the weekend.
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Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
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Listen: Civil Rights Lawyer Reacts To Ferguson Verdict

Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, explains why she blames the prosecutor, and not the grand jury, for the lack of an indictment in Ferguson.

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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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Drug Evidence Logs Are Focus Of Probe Into Allegations Against FBI Agent

Prosecutors in court today said they spent 12 hours looking at "chain of custody" logs from the FBI's Washington Field Office as they investigate whether FBI agent Matthew Lowry tampered with evidence.

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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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D.C. Bike Crash Compensation Bill Delayed Once Again

A D.C. Council committee again decided to delay a final vote on a bill that would help bicyclists seek compensation of injured in a crash.

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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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Wells Pushes Vote On Bike Crash Bill, Despite Slim Chance Of Passage

A bill that would make it easier for cyclists involved in accidents to receive compensation from insurance companies is unlikely to make it out of committee.

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