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Commentary: Report On Relisha Rudd Misses The Big Picture

Judith Sandalow of the Children's Law Center says focusing on who is at fault for the disappearance of 8-year-old Relisha Rudd misses the larger structural issues that contributed to the situation.

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One Year Later: Lessons Learned from the Navy Yard Shooting

It's been almost a year since defense contractor Aaron Alexis opened fire and killed 12 at the Navy Yard in the District. The event raised questions about emergency response coordination between the city and DoD, the security clearance...

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Boil Water Advisory Affects 100,000 In Prince George's County

A break in a 24-inch pipe late Tuesday has compromised water to more than 100,000 WSSC customers in Prince George's County, who should boil their water for the next day or two.

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Beach Officials Lift Swimming Restrictions, Urge Caution

The threat of rip currents has Ocean City officials urging caution over Labor Day weekend, even as they eased restrictions.

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Ferguson-Inspired Petition Calls For Cameras On Cops

A petition calling for all law enforcement officers in the United States to wear cameras on the person in the wake of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has gained more than 100,000 signatures.

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American University Gets Proactive To Address Underground Frat

The underground fraternity Epsilon Iota drew a firestorm at American University earlier this year when a slew of sexist and racist emails were leaked, prompting a number of changes before the start of this school year.

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Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

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Boil Water Advisory In Effect For Parts Of Prince George's County

A broken water main has prompted the WSSC to issue a Boil Water Advisory for areas of southern Prince George's County.

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No Clear Fix For Trains Carrying Dangerous Cargo Through D.C. Area

The derailment of a train in Lynchburg, Virginia, carrying volatile Bakken crude exposed crucial safety risks in American rail transit, but so far nobody has found a silver bullet that would keep communities safe in the future.

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Growing Up At D.C. General: How Kids Cope With Shelter Life

For many kids, D.C. General is a home that feels increasingly unsafe following the disappearance of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd.

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