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  • Prince George's SWAT Officers Investigated After Bar Fight

    Anne Arundel Police are investigating after three Prince George's County officers were involved in a bar fight. News4's Tracee Wilkins reports.

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  • 87-12: Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan bill to Trump...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local): 8:52 p.m. The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul supported by groups on the left and right, handing President Donald Trump a victory as Congress prepares to adjourn for the holidays. The bill gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. It also reduces the life sentence for some drug offenders with three...

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  • Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. The White House set the tone when press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders indicated that Trump doesn't want to shut down the government, though just last week he said he'd be "proud" to do so. The president would consider other options and the administration was looking...

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  • Strangers Send Good Christmas News to Virginia Woman

    Lacey loves to thumb through newspapers, especially on days when coping with epilepsy and cerebral palsy are extra tough. News4's Cory Smith reports that strangers from Alaska to New York stepped up to help deliver the 22-year-old a special Christmas surprise.

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  • Red Flag Gun Law, Bump Stock Ban Pass DC Council

    Gun laws passed Tuesday by the D.C. Council take aim at high-capacity firearms and create a way for police to seize guns from people who may harm themselves or others. The red flag law gives the police authority to seek a judge's permission to remove guns from someone if a loved one or health professional warns police that the person poses an imminent threat to themselves or others — even if the gun owner has not committed a crime. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland "A family...

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  • Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression. Wall Street's sustained slump has been fueled by investor concerns about lower corporate profits, higher corporate debt, a festering trade war between the United States and China and a broader global slowdown. So is a U.S. recession imminent? Not necessarily.

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  • Video: See DC's Naked Mole Rat Queen

    The District now has a naked mole rat queen. See her in all her wrinkly splendor. News4's Derrick Ward has the story. Go here to see photos of the rodents.

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  • Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert, a new smuggling route that has baffled authorities. It is where 7-year-old Jakelin Caal and her father were found Dec. 6 with 161 others near a border crossing in Antelope Wells. Caal started vomiting on the bus ride to the nearest Border Patrol station 94 miles (150 kilometers) away and had stopped...

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  • DC Zoo Has Naked Mole Rat Queen After Birth of Tiny Pups

    The Smithsonian National Zoo now has a naked mole rat queen. The wrinkly, nearly hairless mammal gave birth to four pups on Monday, making her the sole breeder in the zoo's naked mole rat colony. Photo Credit: NBC Washington

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  • Woman Hit With Car, Shot in Falls Church Murder-Suicide: PD

    A 30-year-old mother died Tuesday after being run down by a car and shot in Falls Church by a man who then shot himself dead, police say. Katherine Martell was killed by Christopher Brooks, 30, police say. The two had a child together. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Martell was in the parking lot area of her condo building on the 3100 block of South Manchester street in the Falls Church area of Fairfax Country when Brooks arrived and drove toward her. She was struck, police...

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  • Used to bucking establishment, Gabbard eyes White House run

    HONOLULU (AP) — One of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's duties when she deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2005 was to scan a list of U.S. combat casualties for names of her unit's soldiers. Her job as a brigade surgeon operations specialist was to make sure these soldiers got the care they needed. This daily confrontation with the cost of war helped propel the 37-year-old Hawaii Democrat on a path to Congress and now, potentially, a run for president.

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  • Police Make Arrest in DC Killing of Gerald Watson, 15

    D.C. police are expected to announce that they have made an arrest in the shooting death last week of 15-year-old Gerald Watson. Watch live video above of a police news conference.  Watson, a student at Anacostia High School, was chased and shot in Southeast D.C. on Thursday.  Map: At Least 21 Children, Teens Shot in DC in 2018 About 3:30 p.m. Thursday two suspects wearing masks chased the teen into a stairwell at the Langston Lane Apartments on Knox Place SE and shot him multiple times,...

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  • Redskins Player Charged in Drunken Virginia Attack: Sheriff

    Washington Redskins player Montae Nicholson is accused of assaulting a man early Tuesday in Loudoun County, Virginia, the sheriff's office says. Nicholson, 23, was charged with assault and battery, and drunk in public. A woman he was with, 24-year-old Sydney Maggiore, also was charged. Skins Claim Rights to Player Accused of Domestic Violence According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a report of a fight at the One Loudoun shopping center in Ashburn just before 2 a.m....

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  • US pledges $5.8B aid for CentAm, $4.8B for southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate. The plan was announced in a joint U.S.-Mexican statement released by the State Department and read...

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  • Grocery delivery, with no humans drivers, is underway

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Deliveries from an Arizona grocery store will soon be arriving with no one behind the wheel. A fully autonomous vehicle is about to pilot public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. After almost a thousand test runs with humans aboard modified Prius vehicles, deliveries will be made Tuesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, using the R1, an automobile with no steering wheel and no seats for humans. The R1, when...

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  • The Latest: Flynn tells judge he knew lying to FBI was crime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. A federal judge has declared a recess until 12:30 p.m. at the sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan said Tuesday that he "can't hide my disgust, my disdain" for this criminal offense. Flynn pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts. Prosecutors are not...

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  • Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official. Bump stocks became a focal point of the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 when a man opened fired from his Las Vegas...

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  • Boy Bullied for Having Trump Last Name Gets Medal of Courage

    An anti-bullying organization is offering some encouragement to a middle-school student who has been teased because his last name is Trump. The News Journal reports that Pennsylvania-based national nonprofit Teach Anti Bullying awarded Joshua Trump the Teach Anti Bullying Medal of Courage at a ceremony in his Delaware home Saturday. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Brandywine School District officials have said Joshua's parents raised concerns about their son's safety with...

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  • Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways. Musk also plans to show off the autonomous cars that will carry people through the test tunnel, which runs about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) under the streets of Hawthorne, California, Musk's SpaceX headquarters. He's also planning to unveil elevators he says will bring users' own cars from street level to the tunnel. Tuesday's reveal comes...

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  • Putin claims Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalent...

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents and will help ensure the country's security for decades to come. Putin, speaking during Tuesday's meeting with the top military brass in Moscow, specifically mentioned the new Kinzhal hypersonic missile and the Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle, saying they have significantly bolstered Russia's military capability. Kinzhal has already been commissioned by the military. Russian Defense Minister Sergei...

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  • Man Found Dead in Stairwell at New Carrollton Amtrak Station

    A man who was found dead in the stairwell of an Amtrak station in New Carrollton, Maryland, fell backward and hit his head after climbing up the down escalator, an Amtrak spokeswoman said. The man's body was found just after midnight Tuesday. Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Surveillance footage showed the man climbing up the down escalator. When he reached the top, he fell backward and hit his head. Pieces of clothing could still be seen at the bottom of the escalator hours...

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  • Man Accused of Killing Roommate Inside Maryland Group Home

    A man living at a group home in Lanham, Maryland, has been charged with murder after police say he killed his roommate.  Robert Jackson was arrested Saturday and charged with the death of 25-year-old Bryant Stigall. Prince George's County police say the men lived in a group home for adults with mental health disorders.  Stranded Llama Stirs Up Rescue Drama in Maryland Officers were called to the home on the 6000 block of Trexler Road just before 6 a.m. Saturday for a report of a stabbing....

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  • As US life expectancy falls, West Virginia offers lessons

    MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr. Michael Brumage, a West Virginia University public health expert who formerly ran the health department in Charleston. "We're the canary in the coal mine." The drug overdose death rate for all...

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  • Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma...

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, Griffin was there helping out as well. So it's only fitting that when Hawley was honored for receiving her master's degree in occupational therapy from Clarkson University over the weekend, Griffin was once again at her side — with an honorary diploma of his own. "I pushed for him to...

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