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Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Bill Introduces Criminal, Civil Penalties for Ransomware

Bill Introduces Criminal, Civil Penalties for Ransomware

A bill introduces criminal, civil penalties for ransomware. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Fairfax Residents Head to Polls for Special Mayoral Election

Fairfax Residents Head to Polls for Special Mayoral Election

Residents in the City of Fairfax will head to the polls Tuesday to vote for a new mayor, six months after the city's previous mayor was arrested in a meth-for-sex sting operation. Read »

Monday, Feb 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Va. Senate Bill Would Allow Victims to Sue Sanctuary Cities

Va. Senate Bill Would Allow Victims to Sue Sanctuary Cities

Virginia communities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities could be sued for crimes committed by people living in the country illegally under a measure approved by the state Senate. Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 5:20 PM

Jaffe Report: Why Congress' Efforts to Bully DC May Fail

Jaffe Report: Why Congress' Efforts to Bully DC May Fail

Two things have become uncomfortably clear a few weeks into the new, Trumpian political era. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 10:14 PM

MD Judge Dismisses Melania Trump's Daily Mail Lawsuit

MD Judge Dismisses Melania Trump's Daily Mail Lawsuit

A Maryland judge has dismissed first lady Melania Trump's libel lawsuit against Britain's Daily Mail newspaper over an article that contained insinuations that she had worked as an escort. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 7:31 PM

Agreement Reached Between Government, Brothers on Travel Ban

Agreement Reached Between Government, Brothers on Travel Ban

Lawyers for two brothers denied entry to the U.S. under President Donald Trump's travel ban have reached an agreement with the government, according to court papers filed Thursday. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM
DC's King Library to Close for 3-Year, $208M Renovation

DC's King Library to Close for 3-Year, $208M Renovation

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, D.C.’s central library, will close in March for a complete interior renovation. Construction will start this summer and continue until 2020. News4's Tom Sherwood has a preview of what the new facility will offer. Watch »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 8:41 PM

Accountant Accused of Bribing Ex-Prince George's Councilman

An accountant who sought grant money for a nonprofit he founded is charged with bribing an elected official in Prince George's County, Maryland. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Md. Governor Focuses on Economy in State of the State Speech

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan highlighted economic concerns in his third State of the State speech. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 at 9:32 PM

Trump to Nominate Md., DC Attorneys to Justice Dept.

Trump to  Nominate Md., DC Attorneys to Justice Dept.

President Donald J. Trump said he will nominate Maryland's U.S. Attorney to be deputy attorney general and a D.C. lawyer to be an assistant attorney general. Read »

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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.
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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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