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Before MoCo Police Get Body Cameras, Chief Says Privacy Laws Must Be Amended

Montgomery County is exploring a pilot program to put body cameras on 100 patrol officers, but the county police chief says privacy laws make current implementation complicated.

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Machen, Known For Prosecuting Corruption, To Step Down As U.S. Attorney In D.C.

U.S. Attorney for D.C. Ron Machen announced Monday that he will retire at the end of the month after more than five years as the city's top federal prosecutor.

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Charlottesville Police Turn Hidden Cameras On City Employees

Security cameras were instrumental in the investigation into the death of Heather Graham, but Charlottesville is now courting controversy by training cameras on city employees.

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All The Way To The Top? McDonnell Might Try To Go There

Lawyers for the embattled former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are preparing for their day in appeals court. Could they be laying the groundwork to continue the fight after that?

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Police Department Remains Under Pressure In Fairfax County

The Virginia county has created a new commission to look at whether police use excessive force and lack transparency. One member of the panel is already calling for the chief's resignation.

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Maryland Fracking Debate: Q&A With Attorney General Brian Frosh

Maryland's attorney general has recently voiced support for a bill imposing tough liability standards on fracking companies. He discussed that topic and more in an interview with WAMU 88.5

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Going After The Dealers: Maryland Bill Would Prosecute Sellers In Heroin Deaths

Under a measure offered in the General Assembly, prosecutors could charge dealers for selling heroin to someone who then dies from overdosing on it, and the penalty would be up to 30 years in prison.

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Fairfax County Sheriff Breaks Her Silence About Taser Death

In an exclusive interview with WAMU 88.5, Fairfax County Sheriff Stacey Kincaid says she's in a frustrating position with regards to the probe into the death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna.

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'Death With Dignity' Activists Optimistic About Chances In Maryland

Only three states have death with dignity laws, but lawmakers and activists say they think they can add Maryland to the list this year.

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Health Care Law Returns To Court: Q&A With Writer Stephanie Mencimer Of Mother Jones

The four plaintiffs challenging the Affordable Care Act at the Supreme Court all hail from Virginia. Writer Stephanie Mencimer talked with our Matt McCleskey about what's at stake.