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Virginia 'Hotshots' Feel Loss Of 19 Arizona Firefighters

Virginia is home to one of the many "hotshot" firefighting crews across the country, and the loss of 19 of their counterparts in Arizona is being felt keenly.

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Alexandria Prosecutor Clears Officers In February Shooting

Officers have been absolved of wrongdoing after an investigation of a February officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a former marine named Taft Sellers.

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Texting and Driving Becomes Primary Offense In Virginia

Beginning today, drivers who text and drive in Virginia will face much tougher fines.

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier

Kojo sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Cathy Lanier, chief of the Metropolitan Police Department.

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D.C. Police Chief Lanier: Sex Assault Report Favorable To Department

An upcoming report vindicates the MPD's handling of sexual assault complaints.

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Five Years After Court Let D.C. Residents Keep Arms, Some Want To Bear Them

Five years ago today the Supreme Court struck down D.C.'s longstanding ban on handguns, but now some residents are waging the next legal fight: being able to carry their guns outside their homes.

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How Government Security Clearances Are Granted

President Barack Obama ordered a broad review of security clearance procedures for federal workers and contractors. New questions about background checks and security credentials.

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How The FBI And Police Are Using Facial Recognition Systems

Twenty-six states allow police to search photo ID databases for criminals, victims and witnesses. How advances in facial recognition are transforming law enforcement and raising privacy concerns.

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Gun Control Debate Continues Six Months After Newtown

Family members of the victims of the Newtown shooting honored their lost loved ones in a remembrance at the Capitol.

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Leakers Versus Whistle-Blowers

Whistle-blowers who expose crime, corruption and abuse of power have protections under the law. Understanding when revealing top secret information is an act of heroism or a crime.