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McDonnell Appeal Could Have Broad Consequences Beyond Virginia

So far 11 separate amicus briefs have been filed with the Supreme Court in support of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Many elected officials are concerned that the precedent set in his corruption case could apply too broadly.

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To Curb Human Trafficking, Montgomery County Lawmakers Target Johns

In the past, soliciting a prostitute in Montgomery County would only get you a finger-wagging by police. But lawmakers are flipping the script and implementing the highest fine possible under state law.

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Kojo In Your Community: A Conversation About "Black Lives Matter"

The Kojo Nnamdi Show convened a community conversation in Prince George's County this week about the complicated relationships linking violence, law enforcement race and opportunity.

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Open-Government Advocates Wary Of Virginia Supreme Court Decison

A ruling by the justices in Richmond that preserves secrecy around death penalty policies is prompting new concerns about open government that go far beyond what happens in Virginia's death chamber.

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New Strategies To Protect Yourself And Recover From Identity Theft

More than 17 million people in the United States reported having their identity stolen last year. The Obama administration is taking new steps to help consumers. Diane and guests discuss how to make yourself less vulnerable to hackers and what do to if your sensitive data is stolen.

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Legal Issues, Security Risks, And Politics Surrounding The Resettlement of Syrian Refugees In The U.S.

Following the attacks in Paris, more than half the nation's governors say they’ll refuse to accept Syrian refugees in their states. Diane and guests examine the legal issues, security risks and politics surrounding the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S.

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Fairfax County Leaders Crack Down On Car-Title Lenders

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a plan that would block car-title lenders from setting up in certain parts of the Virginia county. The new rules were effective at midnight — a rare move that shows the urgency the board felt.

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A Potential End To 'Predatory Towing' In D.C. Region?

The federal highway bill slowly making its way through Congress includes a small provision many drivers in the D.C. suburbs may appreciate: It concerns so-called "predatory towing," a practice that infuriates thousands of drivers in the region every year.
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Losing Liquor Control Could Mean Tax Increase, Warns Montgomery Co. Council

The Maryland General Assembly is considering ending liquor control, which could have a big impact on the tax rolls in Montgomery County — one of few counties which still holds control over liquor sales.

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As Body-Worn Camera Use Spreads, ACLU Pitches Its Own App To Record Cops

Want to quickly record police misconduct and file a complaint with a prominent civil liberties organization? There's now an app for that.

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