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Fairfax Sheriff Criticized For Taser Policy, Lack Of Transparency

The Taser policy at the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office is not in line with international standards, critics say, because it does not address how people with mental illness should be treated.

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UVA Researchers Identify Substance That Could Help Halt Cancer's Spread

Scientists at the University of Virginia have identified a substance called Activin A, which helps the spread of lung cancer. It could lead to a blood test for various kinds of cancers.

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Door To Door: Hunters Woods, Va., and Old Town Laurel, Md.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time around we'll visit Hunters Woods in Reston, Va., and Old Town Laurel, Md.
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Fairfax Woman Who Died After Being Tasered Suffered From Mental Illness

More details are emerging about the woman who died after being hit by a Taser stun gun at the Fairfax County Jail, including the fact that the woman suffered from a mental illness.
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Uber, Lyft Would Face Taxi-Style Rules In Virginia Under New Legislation

The ride-hailing legislation would "ensure the safety of passengers, drivers, the public, provide citizens for transportation options, and provide access for new businesses," says its House sponsor.

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McAuliffe And Virginia Lawmakers At Odds Over Ethics Bill

A more restrictive set of ethics rules has been passed in Richmond, but absent is the independent commission Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for to pursue ethics allegations from whistleblowers.

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'Next Phase' Begins In Prosecution Of Hannah Graham Murder

 Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been indicted for abduction and murder in the death of the 18-year-old student.

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Fairfax County Sheriff Reverses Decision to Withhold Taser Policy

The sheriff's office initially refused to release a document to WAMU 88.5 that outlined a Taser use policy, but the county now has decided to make it public.

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Virginia May Soon Expand Medical Marijuana Laws

The Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to legislation that would allow the use of certain oils derived from marijuana for medical purposes.

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Fairfax Sheriff Declines To Offer Basic Information On Taser Death Of Inmate

A 37-year-old woman died in Fairfax County jail after being tasered, but details have not been forthcoming on the incident.