Eight years ago, the Justice Department ended its oversight of the D.C. Police Department. Investigators have returned to check on whether reforms have improved the department in the long term, and their report is largely positive.
The former mayor of Providence, R.I., has died after a bout with cancer. Vincent "Buddy" Cianci was a longtime colorful figure in local politics having served two stints as mayor. He was known for his unpredictable behavior, temper and love for his city.
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