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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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'We Ruined That,' D.C. Police Chief Says About Relationship With Communities

Cathy Lanier says past policing strategies created an environment of mistrust that officers are still working to overcome.

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ACLU: 70 Percent Of People Killed By Police In Maryland From 2010-14 Were Black

Over the past four years, 109 were killed in police encounters in Maryland, and nearly three-quarters of them were African-American, according to the ACLU.

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Details On Virginia's Execution Methods Remain Secret, But Debate Survives

In Virginia, the public has no access to basic information about how inmates are killed. Activists and some politicians have been pushing for years to remove the layers of secrecy.

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St. Patrick's Day Revelers: It's A Good Day To Let Somebody Else Drive You Home

Safety groups are pounding home this message: You have plenty of options to get home if you've had too much to drink.

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Does The Fairfax County Police Department Operate In The Sunshine?

In honor of Sunshine Week, an initiative to educate the public about open government and the dangers of excessive secrecy, Virginia reporter Michael Pope sat down with Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler to talk about charges that his department lacks transparency.

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Police Department Remains Under Pressure In Fairfax County

The Virginia county has created a new commission to look at whether police use excessive force and lack transparency. One member of the panel is already calling for the chief's resignation.

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New Goal Set For D.C.: Totally Eliminate Pedestrian Deaths

The Bowser administration will adopt Vision Zero — a program designed to assess street redesigns and other issues with the goal of totally making the city safe for pedestrians.

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Paycheck Politics And The Homeland Security Bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is blasting Republicans who claim that the department's workers can weather a temporary shutdown if Congress can't finish legislation to fund the department by the end of Friday.

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House Conservatives: Homeland Security Bill Is Right Venue For Immigration Fight

Virginia Reps. Dave Brat and Morgan Griffith are among those who want Congress to use the spending legislation to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration.

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