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The Effects Of D.C.'s New Tax On E-Cigarettes And Vaping

Local vape shop owners say D.C.'s 70 percent tax on electronic cigarettes will drive them out of business and hurt District residents who use vaping to quit smoking.

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Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform

Sex offender registries are designed to protect the public from pedophiles and others who have committed sexual crimes. But some say those guilty of much lesser offenses don’t belong on the list. We look at sex offender registries and calls for reform

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Virginia Gives More Cushion To Cyclists On The Road; Police Write More Tickets

Police in the commonwealth have been giving out more tickets to motorists who pass bicyclists illegally.

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Listen: News Conference On The Washington Navy Yard Incident

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser; Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, the commander of Navy Installations Command; and D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier take questions.

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A Security Scare At The Washington Navy Yard

The Washington Navy Yard was put on lockdown this morning after reports of possible gun shots. Federal officials have now issued an "all clear" for the area, but questions remain about what provoked the heavy response from law enforcement.

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After Massive Response At Navy Yard, Police Say No Evidence Of A Shooter Found

Authorities received an alert about a potential shooter, which triggered a large response in keeping with protocols established after the 2013 massacre at the facility, officials said.

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The Push To Mandate Vaccines For Schoolchildren

California passes a new law requiring all children enrolled in school to be vaccinated. It's the largest state in the nation to do so. The push to require vaccinations and the tension between public health and personal beliefs.

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No Evidence Of Shooting At Navy Yard, Officials Say

The facility in Southeast D.C. was locked down Thursday morning after reports of shots fired, but officials later said there was no evidence of a shooting, no one had been arrested, and no weapons had been found.

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'The People's Fireworks' Leave Some D.C. Residents Fired Up

A lot of District residents assume that the sound of cheap rockets and firecrackers comes with the territory on the Fourth of July, but some say that the annual tradition — which is largely illegal — has gotten out of hand.

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D.C. To Get More Body Cameras, But Only If Public Gets Access To Footage

The press and public will have the right to request footage from the body-worn cameras being deployed by the D.C. police department, a victory for open government advocates who feuded with Mayor Muriel Bowser over access to the footage collected by the cameras.

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