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Crash Compensation Bill Expected To Die In D.C. Council Committee Again

The insurance industry opposes legislation intended to help cyclists and pedestrians receive compensation for crash injuries.

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D.C.'s Marijuana Initiative Gets Voters Talking

Initiative 71, which would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, was on the ballot today in D.C. The controversial issue prompted a lot of responses from voters. Here are a few.
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Questions Raised About Sharing Of Telephone Data Across Five Virginia Cities

Five Virginia cities have been gathering and sharing personal telephone data as part of criminal investigations, a practice that has raised concerns with the ACLU.

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Judge In Severance Murder Trial Begins Deciding On Camera Access

Judge Jane Roush will allow one still camera into the courtroom for the pretial motions in the case.

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Should Cameras Be Allowed In Court For The Trial Of Charles Severance?

A coalition of media organizations, including WAMU 88.5 News, is advocating for cameras in the courtroom to cover the trial of Charles Severance, a former Alexandria resident who is charged in three high-profile murders.
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Who Needs To Clear That Snowy Sidewalk In Montgomery County? Maybe You Do

Montgomery County wants residents to know their responsibilities when it comes to clearing snowy sidewalks this winter, but enforcement may remain spotty.
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D.C. Police Chief Says Cabbies Shouldn't Qualify For Concealed Handguns

The application process begins later this week for concealed carry permits in the District, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says licenses should not be extended to cab drivers in the city.

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Judge Who Ended D.C. Handgun Ban Denies Request To Reconsider Ruling

A federal judge on Friday denied a request that he reconsider his ruling that overturned D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public.
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D.C. Goes To Court: Budget Autonomy, Handgun Carry Ban On Docket Today

It'll be a busy day for D.C. in the courts today, as federal judges hear arguments on two separate cases: a budget autonomy referendum and the city's longstanding ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
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Q&A With Journalist Suzanne Pollak About Arrest of Rabbi Barry Freundel

Suzanne Pollak of Washington Jewish Week spoke with WAMU about the arrest of Rabbi Barry Freundel on charges of voyeurism.

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