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D.C. Police To Crack Down On Littering

Littering has long been against the law in D.C., but new rules make it easier for police to cite pedestrians seen dropping trash.

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Jury Gets Its Chance In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen enters its sixth week this week — but with final arguments in the bag, it is now up to the jury to decide a verdict on 14 counts.

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Andy Harris Claims Maryland Inspector General Investigating Health Exchange

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is rebuffing claims by Republican Congressman Andy Harris that the office of the inspector general is developing a "full-blown investigation" into the failure of the state's health exchange website.

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House Republicans Express Frustration With Absence Of Obamacare Alternative

During the last two elections, Republicans in the D.C. region campaigned on repealing and replacing "Obamacare," but House Republicans have yet to vote on a replacement plan.

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The Future of Personal and Photo Drones

Personal drones with cameras attached are increasingly popular with everyone from filmmakers to hobbyists. We explore the evolving legal and social norms for flying them.

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The Future of Medical Trials

For many patients, a diagnosis of serious illness is followed by a critical question: Do you want to participate in a clinical trial for a new treatment? Drugs and vaccines go through extensive testing before they enter widespread medical...

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Deported From U.S., Honduran Immigrants Return To Death And Terror

"We have been warning policy makers in the administration about exactly this," says immigration attorney Sheena Wadhawan. "To expedite removal is to deny due process, and to deport these children back to the conditions from which they're running means certain death."
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75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves...

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Hoping To Stop D.C. From Going To Pot, Opposition Emerges To Legalization Vote

A 24-year-old D.C. resident has launched a movement to oppose a ballot initiative that would legalize possession of marijuana in D.C.
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Legal Maneuvers on Same Sex Marriage in Virginia

In Virginia, same sex marriage is in legal limbo, and both sides are looking to the Supreme Court. We hear from a legal advocacy group seeking to uphold state's rights in defining marriage.

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