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Growing Concerns Over Teenagers’ Use Of Anonymous Messaging Apps

The murder of a thirteen-year-old Virginia girl has raised concerns about anonymous messaging apps. Millions of American teenagers use services like Kik that police say have been linked to a growing number of crimes. What parents and teens need to know.

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D.C. Fire Department's Medical Services Director On Her Decision To Resign

Julette Saussy was hired by D.C. government less than a year ago to oversee reforms in the city's troubled fire and emergency medical services department. But she recently announced that she'd be quitting the post - and she says the department's failure to change is putting lives in danger.

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Communication Breakdown Led Train Operator To Ignore Red Light, Metro Says

Metro is faulting human error for a red light overrun that resulted in an Orange Line train coming within 200 feet of another train shortly after midnight on Feb. 3.

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D.C. Fire And EMS Chief Rebuts Resignation Letter By Medical Director

D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean is defending his agency following the very public resignation of the department's medical director after only seven months on the job.

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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year. What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and what are the prospects the trajectory can continue?

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Difference In Deadlines: Feds Say Metro Is Late Correcting Array Of Safety Problems

Metro officials believed they were on track to meet more than 70 deadlines on safety problems across rail and bus service but now find themselves behind on some key issues after the FTA revised the timetable.

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The Safety Of Local Water Supplies

As the controversy builds around the safety of the water supply in Flint, Mich., we look back at a water crisis that hit Washington a decade ago - and how officials went about fixing it.

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Behind The New Deal Over Guns In Virginia

Only a few weeks ago, Virginia's attorney general announced the commonwealth would stop recognizing concealed handgun permits from 25 other states. But lawmakers have reached a new compromise on guns...

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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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First Deadlines Loom Over Metro To Fix Bus And Rail Safety Problems

The region's transit agency says it will meet the first of more than 70 deadlines to comply with federal safety findings, including a requirement to establish a policy banning the distracting use of cell phones and other mobile devices in its Rail Operations Control Center.

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