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Fairfax County detectives say human trafficking and gang-related rapes are common in Northern Virginia.
As baby boomers age, the demand for home health aides is on the rise: What the shortage of caregivers means for patients, their families and the home health care industry.
The tens of thousands who turn out to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore this month will be subject to more stringent security measures than in years passed.
One way to increase the closure rate in arson cases is simply to solve more crimes. The other, according to a Washington Post report, is to change the definition of what constitutes arson.
The head of the D.C. police officers' union wrote a letter to Council member Tommy Wells about the systemic failures in the city's 911 system.
A public education campaign, co-sponsored by the National Association of Attorneys General and Facebook, is educating teens and adults on Internet privacy.
The bombings in Boston are raising questions with some local lawmakers about how safe D.C. really is.
Guest host Marc Fisher explores the privacy concerns surrounding mug shots, and how websites are profiting from them long after a sentence is served or charges are dropped.
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