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Supreme Court Denies Eastern Shore Maritime Worker Case

The Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the case of William Dize, whose widow was suing for compensation under a maritime law.

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El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

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New Voter ID Law Changes Political Calculus In Virginia

As many as 198,000 registered voters in Virginia don't have a driver's license, making this November's election a race to get out the word about the commonwealth's new law requiring valid ID.

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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage

A Supreme Court decision not to hear cases on same-sex marriage clears the way for gay marriage to begin in Virginia and four other states. Virginia's attorney general joins Kojo to talk about the implications.

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Cab Driver Who Shot Alexandria Cop Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity

Prosecutors quizzed customers of Kashif Bashir — the cab driver who shot Alexandria police officer Peter Laboy — none of whom say signs of his apparent insanity.

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Bike Accidents And D.C. Liability Rules

The D.C. Council is weighing a major change to liability rules for accidents involving bicycles and cars. We explore the law, potential changes and what it could mean for District residents.

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier On Body Cameras

Kojo talks with District Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the initial rollout of new body cameras for metropolitan police, their implications on the ground and their impact.

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Fine-Tuning The Language Of Virginia's Child Pornography Laws

Virginia's Crime Commission has been working on fine-tuning the state's child pornography laws, but small changes to the language of the law could have tremendous consequences for the ability to prosecute.

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Charles Severance Moved To Arlington Courthouse To Avoid Conflict Of Interest

Police have moved Charles Severance to the Arlington Courthouse to await trial for three high-profile murders, to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest for Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, who has ties to a victim.

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New Maryland Laws Kick In Wednesday, Including Marijuana Decriminalization

Many of the laws passed by Maryland lawmakers this legislative session — including the marijuana decriminalization law — take effect this Wednesday.

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