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Several Shootings in D.C. Despite All MPD Officers On-Duty

D.C. Police have reported seven shootings during the first night of a department-wide initiative to crack down on violent crime in the District.


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Stolen Stradivarius Recovered After 35 Years

The stolen violin was returned to NPR reporter Nina Totenberg 35 years after it was stolen from her father.


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No Charges Filed In Fatal Shooting At NSA

Ricky Hall, 27, was killed and a passenger was wounded at Fort Meade on March 30th when police opened fire after the pair ignored orders to turn around a stolen SUV.


People loot a pharmacy along Pennsylvania Ave following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Baltimore Police Commissioner: Looted Drugs Fuel Crime Spike

Baltimore’s police commissioner says a flood of drugs on the streets after dozens of pharmacies were looted during riots in April has contributed to a surge in violence.


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Source: Hastert Paid To Conceal Claims Of Sexual Abuse

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, says source.


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Feds Going After Crooked Car Dealers

A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings, says government.


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15 Immigrants Protected From Deportation Arrested In Crime Sweep

Federal sweep of immigrants with criminal backgrounds finds 15 people who were allowed to stay in the U.S. under President Barack Obama’s executive action.


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Fake IRS Agents Targeted More Than 366,000 People

Officials say the huge scam has duped about 3,000 people out of more than $15 million.


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How Crime in Maryland Has Changed, and Has Not Changed in Virginia, Over the Last Decade

The national average of crimes per 100,000 people has been steadily dropping for the past decade, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Maryland.



Md. Firm to Pay $2M Fine in Fraud Case

A Maryland construction company has admitted to orchestrating phony partnerships to get millions in District of Columbia government contracts and agreed to pay a $2 million fine, ending a two-year fraud investigation.