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Study: Gunshots Fired Near More Than Half of D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students likely heard gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.

09/03/2014

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Study Sheds Light on DC’s Underground Sex Industry

In 2007, D.C.’s sex industry was about as profitable as its drug industry, according to an Urban Institute study released March 12.

03/20/2014

MySpace is finding new use as a place for prostitutes to solicit their wares online. (Getty Images)

Study: Myspace Among Most Popular Sites To Solicit Sex

MySpace joins Backpage.com, Craigslist and AdultSearch.com as sites for solicitation.

03/18/2014

The spread of a puzzling respiratory virus in the Middle East and beyond is not a global health emergency despite a recent spike in cases, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

Virginia DNA Tests Show Scale Of Bad Convictions

Wrongful convictions for homicide and sexual assault are more prevalent in Virginia than once thought, according to a study that examined the results of new tests on archived DNA samples.

06/18/2012

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