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Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 8:33 PM

DC Businessman Gets 3 Months for Illegal Campaign Funding

A District of Columbia businessman who poured millions of illegal dollars into political campaigns, including Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid and the Washington mayoral race, was sentenced to three... Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

Family: Marion Christopher Barry Dies at 36

Cora Masters Barry, widow of Marion Barry, confirmed to News4's Tom Sherwood that Marion Christopher Barry died. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 5:30 AM

DC Dept. of General Services Director Steps Down

DC Dept. of General Services Director Steps Down

The head of the District of Columbia agency that builds and manages government property has stepped down citing personal reasons. Read »

Monday, Aug 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Maryland to Name Top Medical Marijuana Applicants

Maryland to Name Top Medical Marijuana Applicants

The names of the top applicants to be licensed to grow and process medical marijuana in Maryland are scheduled to be made public. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 at 11:25 AM

DOJ Report Blasts Baltimore Police Over Bias, Force

DOJ Report Blasts Baltimore Police Over Bias, Force

Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against black people and use excessive force too often, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report set to be issued Wednesday. Read »

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 at 10:02 AM

DC Council Member's New Job Carries Potential Conflicts

DC Council Member's New Job Carries Potential Conflicts

A lame-duck D.C. Council member who recently took a job as president of the city's Chamber of Commerce is asking that he no longer lead the committee that regulates businesses. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2016 at 5:33 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: A Gold Star Smudge…

Sherwood's Notebook: A Gold Star Smudge…

Surely, the members of Gold Star Mothers of America, no matter their heritage, are deserving of respect for their searing loss of sons and daughters. That’s not political; that’s decency. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 11:55 PM
Army Vet Gives Trump Replica Purple Heart

Army Vet Gives Trump Replica Purple Heart

An Army veteran who supports Donald Trump gave the presidential candidate a replica of his Purple Heart at a rally in Virginia. Julie Carey reports. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM
Trump Touts His Personal Connection to Loudoun County

Trump Touts His Personal Connection to Loudoun County

Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey attended a Donald Trump rally in Ashburn, Virginia. Watch »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:21 PM

Trump Shows Off Purple Heart at Va. Campaign Rally

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kicked off a rally in Virginia Tuesday by showing off a Purple Heart that he said a veteran had given him in a show of support. Trump said he was "honored"... Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
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.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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