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Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 1:30 PM

D.C. Store Closed for Selling Synthetic Drugs

D.C. Store Closed for Selling Synthetic Drugs

A store in D.C.'s Bloomingdale neighborhood has been closed for at least one year for selling synthetic drugs. Read »

Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 at 9:52 AM

NoMa Residents Demand End to Crime Wave

After multiple violent crimes in recent weeks, residents of Northwest D.C.'s NoMa neighborhood are pleading with police for help. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:59 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Public Corruption There and Here

Sherwood's Notebook: Public Corruption There and Here

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell lost big time in court last week. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 at 5:47 AM

Chris Christie Headed to Maryland

Chris Christie Headed to Maryland

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming to Maryland for an announcement related to his presidential campaign. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Bowser Talks Metro Safety, Donald Trump

News4’s Tom Sherwood sat down with Mayor Muriel Bowser on WTOP radio today to discuss upcoming and debated issues. They covered death with dignity, Metro crime and Donald Trump, among other things. Here are the... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 12:31 PM

DC Mayor Commends Response to Navy Yard False Alarm

DC Mayor Commends Response to Navy Yard False Alarm

Washington's mayor says the city's response to what turned out to be a false report of a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard was appropriate. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 9:18 PM

Dirt Bike Riders Could Face More Jail Time in D.C.

People caught driving dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles in the District would face increased jail time and fines under legislation proposed Tuesday. Read »

Monday, Jul 13, 2015 at 5:35 PM

McAuliffe: Virginia's Economy Is 'Back'

McAuliffe: Virginia's Economy Is 'Back'

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is touting higher-than-expected state tax revenues as a sign that Virginia's economy has recovered from the Great Recession. Read »

Friday, Jul 10, 2015 at 8:43 PM

New Penalties for Selling Synthetic Drugs in D.C.

D.C. now has new ways to crack down on businesses that sell synthetic drugs. Read »

Saturday, Jul 11, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Appeals Court Upholds McDonnell's Convictions

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty verdict. 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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