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'Drive Sober,' Caution Maryland Police, Citing Holiday Spike In Drunken Driving

The holiday season is among the worst one for drunken driving, and recent incidents — including the death of a Maryland officer — have put renewed emphasis on enforcement.

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A Former Maryland Prosecutor's View Of The Hung Jury In The Freddie Gray Case

Kojo explores what comes next and what's at stake in the other cases related to Freddie Gray's death with Doug Gansler, a former state and federal prosecutor with his own experiences handling politically explosive criminal cases.

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New Reported Successes in Efforts to Reduce Suicide Rates

More than 40,000 Americans reportedly die by suicide each year. Some states and health systems are trying new approaches to reduce suicides and are reporting impressive results. We look at what methods seem to be working and why.

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Officer's Mistrial In Freddie Gray's Death Is A Letdown For Both Sides

The mistrial leaves prosecutors, defense attorneys and a populace anxious to find closure back at square one. Lawyers are scheduled to meet in the judge's chambers Thursday to discuss dates for a possible retrial.

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New Questions About The Use Of Forensic DNA

Forensic DNA has a reputation as an infallible science that catches bad guys and exonerates the innocent. But some experts warn it might not be the silver bullet its perceived to be.

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Mayor Bowser Unveils District's Plan To End Traffic Deaths

The Vision Zero action plan is the result of 10 months of collaboration by more than 20 city agencies. Washington is among a handful of U.S. cities to adopt such a program.

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After Attacks, A New Frontier For Visa Background Checks

The recent attacks in San Bernardino, Calif., have opened new questions about whether social media materials should be considered in background checks for visa applications.

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D.C. Eyes Major Hikes In Fines For Traffic Violations; AAA Vows To Fight Them

A proposal that would raise the fines for traffic violations hundreds of dollars has prompted a strong response from organizations like AAA Mid-Atlantic, which say they would be both unfair and ineffective.

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Justice In Schools

Kojo explores how restorative justice works in one local school system, finds out how it helps keep peace in — and outside — the classroom, and discusses its impact on the "school-to-prison" pipeline.

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Looking Into Law Enforcement Rights In Maryland

State legislators are taking a closer look at the laws and procedures around policing in Maryland.

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