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Slain reporter stepped off bus into nightmare

She had a significant speech impediment and was painfully shy - an unlikely combination for a budding reporter. Yet Charnice Milton's career took off at Capital Community News. But after three years and 100 reports filed, Milton's life and career was cut short. On her way home from work one year ago, she was used as a human shield and caught amid a violent feud between gang members, and police are still looking for answers.

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A U.S. Justice Department report prompted by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre urges police chiefs to put mental health programs in place to help officers cope with on-the-job trauma, like the aftermath of mass shootings.

TSA says PreCheck the answer to summer air-travel headaches

TSA Administrator Petter Neffenger told WTOP that the expedited security program is “one of the best ways to improve the passenger experience.”

Memorial Day Concert features Beach Boys, 'Idol' winner

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GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights

GOP lawmakers angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in a routine spending bill scuttle the measure.

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