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Senators Chide Metro's 'Failure Of Leadership' In Advance Of Safety Report

Four Senate lawmakers came together Tuesday to lambast Metro for its shoddy safety culture and failure of leadership, in advance of an investigation by the Federal Transit Administration.

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For Some Critters, City Life Only Gets More Appealing

From a White House hawk to foxes wandering among rowhomes, D.C. and its close-in suburbs are seeing more out-of-place wildlife than ever, the experts say.

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Third-Rail Hazard On Agenda For Metro Briefing

It's the transit system's first meeting since the National Transportation Safety Board revealed potential short-circuiting problems.

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'De-Escalation' Training Touted By Montgomery County Police Chief

The training, in place for about six years in the Maryland county, is "just as much what to do ... as what not to do," Chief Thomas Manger says.

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Faced With Rash Of Overdoses, D.C. Mayor Wants To Crack Down On Synthetic Drugs

Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will ask the D.C. Council to grant her broader authority to crack down on the sale and use of synthetic drugs, which are chemically created and are marketed as incense, potpourri or bath products.
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Montgomery County Police Begin Body-Camera Pilot Program

Body cameras will soon be on a small number of police officers in Montgomery County.
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Numbers Show Racial Disparities Between Maryland Population, Police Forces

In the wake of the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray in the custody of police, legislators are looking at the racial makeup of the state's police forces with renewed scrutiny.

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Inside the 'Assault On Justice' Project With Patrick Madden And Christina Davidson

The reporters discuss their work investigating D.C.'s use of the charge of "assaulting a police officer," as well as efforts that are taking shape to change the law to avoid potential abuses.

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Gun Owners Seeking D.C. Concealed Carry Permits Left In Limbo After Ruling

A judge's decision this week tossed out a key a provision of D.C.'s concealed carry law, but city officials haven't yet said what their next step will be.
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Heart Of D.C.'s New Concealed Carry Law

A federal judge on Monday struck down a provision of the District's new law governing who can carry a concealed handgun in the city, ruling that requiring applicants to prove they need a gun to defend themselves is a violation of the Second Amendment.

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