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Glitch In D.C. Police Database Has Prosecutors Concerned About Missing Data

A glitch in a Metropolitan Police Department database has prosecutors in D.C. scrambling to find out whether key information was withheld from defense attorneys.
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Tweaks To Marijuana Decriminalization Draw Debate In Maryland Legislature

State lawmakers in Maryland are learning that decriminalizing marijuana isn't as simple as passing a law ending the potential of jail time for possession.

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Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.

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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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