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Fairfax County Leaders Crack Down On Car-Title Lenders

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of a plan that would block car-title lenders from setting up in certain parts of the Virginia county. The new rules were effective at midnight — a rare move that shows the urgency the board felt.

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Murder Is Sign Of 'Disturbing' Increase In MS-13 Gang Activity, Prosecutor Says

Information shared by federal, state and local authorities points to an upswing in activity by the MS-13 gang,  says John McCarthy, the Maryland state's attorney for Montgomery County. A murder there in early November might be related to two others.

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Hogan: Resettlement Of Syrian Refugees In Maryland Should Stop—For Now

Joining close to two-dozen other governors, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday that no more Syrian refugees should be resettled in the state until security guarantees can be offered by the federal government.
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Maryland, Virginia Get Poor Grades On Integrity Scorecard

More than two-third of Americans say they have given up on Washington and look to their state governments for policy solutions-- but are states up to the job? Transparency and accountability are key to effective governing, and a new report suggest that many states are failing at both.

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Dominion Power Leaning Toward Nuclear For Future Virginia Energy Mix?

Dominion Power is considering four different plans for Virginia's energy future — and a leading candidate may well be building a third nuclear reactor.

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Donald Trump's Campaign Gets Serious In Virginia

With less than a month to go before the deadline, only one presidential candidate in either party has submitted signatures to get on the ballot in Virginia: Donald Trump.
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Video Showing Deadly Tasing Of Virginia Man Renews Debate On Stun Gun Policy

Taser-related deaths, says Justin Mazzola at Amnesty International, have "caused people to take a look not only on the use of Tasers more generally but the policies that are put in place by law enforcement regarding their use."
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Door To Door: Lowes Island, Virginia, And Stronghold, D.C.

It's our ongoing journey around the region. This time, we'll visit Lowes Island, Virginia, and the Stronghold neighborhood of Northeast D.C.

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As Body-Worn Camera Use Spreads, ACLU Pitches Its Own App To Record Cops

Want to quickly record police misconduct and file a complaint with a prominent civil liberties organization? There's now an app for that.
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Along Car-Friendly Lee Highway, Residents Debate Density And Development

While Columbia Pike and Wilson Boulevard are being redeveloped with mixed-use buildings and dense urban development, Lee Highway remains a suburban part of Arlington County in the midst of change.

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