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  • Holder Released from Hospital after Feeling Faint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was hospitalized for several hours Thursday and treated for an elevated heart rate after experiencing lightheadedness and shortness of breath, the Justice Department said. Holder arrived as a precaution at a Washington hospital around 10:30 ...

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  • Psych screening sought in case of 2 slain Md. kids

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Two women who police say killed two young children while performing what they thought was an exorcism will continue to be held without bond as prosecutors seek a psychiatric evaluation to determine if they are mentally competent to stand trial. The women, 28-year-old ...

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  • Prosecutors drop case against Maryland RB Brown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince George's County prosecutors are dropping charges against Maryland running back Wes Brown, weeks after he was accused of assaulting a police officer who was questioning him about a shooting, a spokesman said Monday. Prosecutors decided to dismiss the case after ...

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  • Bribery Charge for Ex-DC Councilman Michael Brown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Councilmember Michael Brown has been charged with bribery and has told associates that he plans to plead guilty. Prosecutors on Friday accused Brown of accepting $55,000 from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen seeking preferred ...

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  • Police Docs Shed New Light on DC Metro Stabbing

    A teenager charged with fatally stabbing another teen inside a District of Columbia Metro station confessed to the killing but told a police officer that he acted in self-defense, according to police documents. Chavez Myers, 17, was ordered held without bond during a court appearance Monday in ...

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  • Prosecutor: Officers who beat student abused power

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Two police officers abused their power when they beat up a University of Maryland student during a rowdy post-game celebration two years ago, a prosecutor said during opening statements of an assault trial. But lawyers for the officers described their clients as ...

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  • Life Sentence in Md. Yoga Shop Murder Case

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her co-worker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in the Washington suburbs, then spinning an elaborate lie about being attacked by two masked men, was ordered Friday to spend the rest of her life behind bars. A judge sentenced Brittany ...

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  • PG Police Tout Crime Drop after Summer Initiative

    PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) — Police in Prince George’s County Maryland, scarred by a violent start to the year, reported a drop in crime Wednesday as part of a beefed-up police presence during the summer months. As part of the summer crime initiative, Prince George's County police ...

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  • D.C. Cops to Use Web for Info on Serial Rape Suspect

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police in the District of Columbia plan to start a website seeking tips and leads about a suspect whose DNA is linked to the 1998 killing of a young scientist in Georgetown and to a series of violent rapes in Montgomery County in the 1990s, investigators say. They ...

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