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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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License Plate Scanners Subject To Scrutiny In Virginia

Technology that can track residents' whereabouts, even if they are not suspected of a crime, is not specifically barred by the Virginia constitution, but lawmakers are exploring whether that might be a good idea.

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Criminalization Of Poverty

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the U.S. nearly 200 years ago, but across the country, counties and cites are increasingly passing costs along to offenders, and people unable to pay are ending up in jail. We explore the issues.

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McAuliffe Legacy At Stake In Special Session On Medicaid Expansion In Virginia

Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond through Friday, and the big question is whether Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe will be able to deliver on his campaign promises working with a Republican legislature.

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Your Turn: NFL's Abuse Turmoil, Scotland Votes, Spying on the Rise

On the show where you set the agenda, Kojo examines the latest child and domestic abuse scandals in the NFL, the Scottish independence vote, spying and cellphones -- and anything else on your mind.

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Foreign Influence and Think Tanks

A recent investigation by the New York Times reveals that more than a dozen of D.C.'s major think tanks receive significant funding from foreign governments. We explore the legal and ethical implications.

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