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Different Energy, Then Familiar Tension, On Baltimore's Streets

During the day, one demonstration felt more like a festival. When curfew rolled around, the conflict between police and protesters took a familiar turn.

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Metro Takes Further Safety Steps After L'Enfant Smoke Disaster

Metro has announced they are going beyond NTSB recommendations to shore up their safety processes following the smoke incident earlier this year that killed one rider and sent dozens more to the hospital.
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Speed Does Kill: Study Reaffirms Ideas Behind D.C. Pedestrian Safety Plan

As D.C. becomes the seventh U.S. city attempting to eliminate all traffic deaths, a new study is cementing the link between high speeds and the failure to yield to pedestrians.

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Baltimore Protests Continue Over Freddie Gray's Death

"He was a typical Sandtown kid," one neighbor said about the man critically injured while in police custody. Demonstrators marched onto a highway onramp and faced a line of officers blocking their way Wednesday night

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Firehouses, Supervisor Salaries, Arts Funding: Choices Pile Up In Northern Virginia Budgets

Things are changing in jurisdictions like Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax County. The people who decide on local government budgets have had to make changes, too.

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Justice Department Opens Baltimore Police Probe; Protest Held

There will be a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.

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Despite Speed Camera, Residents Say Maryland Avenue Remains Dangerous

Residents in one Northeast D.C. neighborhood asked the police to put up a speed camera to slow down commuters who use a four-lane avenue like a highway — but the speed camera doesn't seem to be working.
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Lawmakers Weigh Responses After Gyrocopter Lands On Capitol Grounds

How was it that Florida mailman Doug Hughes was able to fly onto the grounds of the U.S. Capitol last week? That's an answer lawmakers are seeking to answer.

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D.C. Fire And EMS Bringing Back Entrance Exam For New Recruits

There are 150 vacancies for D.C. first responders, and as part of the push for recruiting, they will be going back to using entrance exams.
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Virginia's Drone Legislation Retains Requirement For Warrants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to ensure that law enforcement can get access to information from drones without a warrant, but both chambers of the General Assembly have voted against his amendments.

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