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Officer Charged In John Geer Shooting Is Denied Bail, Collapses In Courtroom

Adam Torres fainted Wednesday morning after being denied bail and as a judge scheduled a December trial on charges that Torres wrongfully shot and killed 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield in a standoff triggered by a domestic dispute call.

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D.C. Youth Homeless Survey

pThe population of homeless families swelled in the District during recent years, pushing the city's safety net mechanisms to their limits. D.C. government will soon be conducting a census of homeless youth to get more objective data about where young people fit into these trends. We connect with local officials involved with that effort and explore where young people fit into the homelessness crisis the city's struggled with for the past several years./p
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Assessing The Risk Of A Major Earthquake In The Pacific Northwest

Many Americans assume the next major U.S. earthquake will occur in California. But scientists say there’s a strong chance the next “big one” will be in the Pacific Northwest sometime within 50 years. Which cities are most at risk and what they are doing to prepare.

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Crude Oil On A Train Through Your Town? You Have A Right To Know, Judge Says

Rail giants CSX and Norfolk Southern have tried to keep information about crude oil moving along their rails quiet, but a federal judge disagreed.

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The Politics Hour - August 14, 2015

Metro takes the blame for last week's train derailment. Virginia embarks on redistricting. And a "lunch money" bribery scandal shakes the District's permitting and regulatory office.

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Where D.C. Crime Has Surged, Police Are Adding Officers And Gear

Security cameras and bright flood lights are being stationed in specific spots. In the Shaw neighborhood, there's an officer in a tent, making direct contact with residents and handing out information.

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Metro Track Debacle Prompts Renewed Calls For Change At Transit Agency

The leaders of Metro's board of directors are calling the safety lapse an "unforgivable breach of safety."
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Approaching Prostitution Laws Through the Lens of Privacy

The debates surrounding prostitution usually focus on morality and public safety- but one philosopher has a new way of looking at the issue. Kojo talks with her about why she believes criminalizing prostitution infringes on the Supreme Court-affirmed right to privacy.

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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge in Related Crime And Overdoses

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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Track Problem Detected Weeks Before Metro Derailment, Was Not Addressed

A train derailment on Metro led to a disastrous morning commute for many last week, and now the transit agency is shedding light on what happened.

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