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4 hours ago

Jaffe: Why Is it So Easy to Kill in DC and Walk Away?

Jaffe: Why Is it So Easy to Kill in DC and Walk Away?

Why does it seem so easy to kill someone in the District and walk away? Read »

6 hours ago

New Laws Go Into Effect in Maryland Oct. 1

New Laws Go Into Effect in Maryland Oct. 1

Crackdowns on drunken driving prompted by alcohol-related deaths and an effort to increase police accountability are among the laws taking effect Oct. 1: Read »

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 at 5:20 AM

DC Council to Hold Hearing on State Constitution for City

DC Council to Hold Hearing on State Constitution for City

The D.C. Council is holding the first of two hearings on a bill to establish a constitution in the unlikely event that the District of Columbia becomes the nation's 51st state. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2016 at 11:12 AM

Poll: Clinton Has Strong Lead Over Trump in Virginia

Poll: Clinton Has Strong Lead Over Trump in Virginia

A newly released poll shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton continues to have a strong lead over Republican rival Donald Trump in swing state Virginia. Read »

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 7:02 PM
A People's Journey to Political Power

A People's Journey to Political Power

From emancipation to the Oval Office, see some of the monumental steps that culminated in the election of America’s first black president. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 8:19 AM
Officials in DC, Montgomery Co. to Discuss Paid Family Leave

Officials in DC, Montgomery Co. to Discuss Paid Family Leave

The debate over paid family leave will be discussed by officials in Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Maryland, Tuesday. News 4's Kristin Wright has more on what's being done. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:29 AM

Court to Weigh Virginia Policy on Life Terms for Teens

Court to Weigh Virginia Policy on Life Terms for Teens

An appeals court is set to hear a challenge to Virginia's law regarding life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of capital murder. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 9:28 AM

DC Council Set to Ban Excessive Fees for Late Rent

DC Council Set to Ban Excessive Fees for Late Rent

Lawmakers in the District of Columbia are poised to ban landlords from charging exorbitant fees when tenants don't pay their rent on time. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 at 5:19 AM

DC Gun Law Gets Hearing Before Washington Appeals Court

DC Gun Law Gets Hearing Before Washington Appeals Court

An appeals court will hear challenges to a District of Columbia law that places tough requirements for gun owners to get concealed carry permits. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2016 at 4:25 PM

Registration, Early Voting Info in DC, Va., Md.

Registration, Early Voting Info in DC, Va., Md.

Need to register to vote -- or need to get an absentee ballot? Here's how to do that in D.C., Virginia and Maryland. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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