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Settlement Reached in Handcuffed Man's Fatal Shooting


Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 03:55:11 AM

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A legal settlement agreement has been reached in the death of a man who authorities say was fatally shot by a Maryland police officer while he was handcuffed in a patrol car

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Car Overturns on I-270 in Gaithersburg, Seriously Injuring Driver


Created: Mon, Sep 28 2020 01:59:35 AM

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A car flipped over on northbound Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Sunday night, critically injuring the driver and blocking traffic, fire officials say. The car overturned on I-270 at I-370 and all northbound lanes are blocked, Montgomery County Fire and EMS said. Firefighters had to extricate the driver from the car. Medics took the driver to a hospital with critical...

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Protesters Rally Against GOP Supreme Court Nominee Outside Supreme Court


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:39:10 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Hundreds turned out for a rally at the steps of the Supreme Court on Sunday to demand that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat not be filled until after the presidential election. “They will remember it as the stolen court, and as long as the stolen court exists, it will be a wound upon our democracy,” one man told the crowd....

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Virginia School District Apologizes for History of Racism


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:52:31 PM

Author: Associated Press

A public school system in Virginia has apologized for its history of racial segregation and a more recent pattern of discriminating against Black students

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Joe Biden: Vacancy About Health Law, Not Court Expansion


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 07:49:51 PM

Author: Bill Barrow and Will Weissert

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the GOP's push for a speedy Supreme Court confirmation is really an effort to overturn the 2010 health care law

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Ocean City Police Arrest 100+ People on Car Rally Weekend


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 02:35:32 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff and Associated Press

More than 100 people were arrested in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday and Sunday as police cracked down on “unruly and violent behavior” during an unauthorized car rally. City police and officers from across the Eastern Shore arrested people for “various criminal and traffic” offenses, Ocean City police said in an update early Sunday.  “Incidents throughout town progressed from social...

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 27


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 06:35:38 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

Would you feel safe enough to watch live performances indoors or a movie outdoors as the coronavirus pandemic continues?  D.C. granted permission for six indoor venues to host performances with no more than 50 people. City Winery, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Pearl Street Warehouse, The Kennedy Center, The Hamilton and Union Stage were invited to the pilot program. D.C. also granted...

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Maryland Ban on Foam Food Containers to Take Effect


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 11:53:45 PM

Author: Associated Press

A Maryland law banning restaurants, schools and other food servers from using foam containers takes effect next week

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Maryland Baby Who Went Missing Is Found Safe; Amber Alert Canceled


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 04:16:37 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Maryland State Police say a baby girl who went missing has been found safe. An Amber Alert asking for help was canceled.  The 9-month-old was found unharmed in Pennsylvania, police said at about 12:50 p.m. Sunday. The search continues for a man who police said was with the child. The baby had been last seen in Grantsville at about 10:15...

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Missing DC Senior Last Seen Saturday Afternoon


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 03:10:57 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A 77-year-old woman has been missing since Saturday afternoon and D.C. police have issued a Silver Alert to ask the public for help finding her.  Thelma “Pat” Bowman was last seen at 4 p.m. Saturday in the 5800 block of 5th Street NW, police said Sunday. She may be in need of medication.  Bowman stands 4-foot-11, weighs 140 pounds and...

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Washington Football Team Hopes for Big Things From New-Look Backfield


Created: Sun, Sep 27 2020 12:20:02 PM

Author: Adam Zielonka

Washington replaced its entire backfield from last season

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Driver Killed in Fiery Car Crash Into Maryland Home


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 12:44:19 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

A driver was killed when a car drove off the road, slammed into a home and then burst into flames Saturday in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, fire officials say. A vehicle ran into a utility pole that crashed onto another vehicle around 7 a.m. Then, it careened into a home near Addison Road and Seat Pleasant Drive, sparking a fire, firefighters...

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Crowds Flock to National Mall for Prayer March: ‘Our Country Is in Trouble'


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 07:29:40 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes

The National Prayer March led by Evangelical Rev. Franklin Graham drew crowds to downtown Washington, D.C. on Saturday estimated to be thousands large. The prayer event was focused on healing the country amid a pandemic, civil strife and division, not to support any specific party or political issue, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, which put together the march, said. However,...

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Maryland Man Gets Year in Jail for Hosting Parties Violating COVID-19 Crowd Restrictions


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:31:46 AM

Author: Shomari Stone

A judge sentenced a Maryland man to a year in the Charles County Detention Center for throwing parties that exceeded capacity restrictions at the beginning of the governor’s coronavirus emergency order. Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, of Hughesville was arrested in March when officers found more than 50 people hanging out around a bonfire at his home. At the time, Gov....

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 26


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 07:31:13 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

A judge sentenced a Maryland man to a year in the Charles County Detention Center for throwing parties that exceeded capacity restrictions at the beginning of the governor’s coronavirus emergency order. Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, of Hughesville was arrested in March when officers found more than 50 people hanging out around a bonfire at his home. At the time, gatherings...

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Nationals Give Davey Martinez Multi-Year Extension


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 06:54:22 PM

Author: Todd Dybas

The organization followed through on Mike Rizzos vow to give Martinez a new deal

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DC ‘Streatery' Opens Downtown With Aim to Keep Restaurants Afloat


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 09:45:12 PM

Author: Cory Smith

Patio season starts to wind down this time of year, but for many restaurants, outdoor dining is their only hope of survival amid the pandemic. Expanded outdoor dining – be it a small parklet or full-blown “streatery” has been a godsend for the industry during the summer.  But as cooler weather arrives, restaurants must once again adjust as they prepare...

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Maryland Man Sentenced for Shooting Deemed a Hate Crime


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:40:15 PM

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Authorities say a Maryland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of a hate crime and others charges in the 2018 shooting of a Black man

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Virginia Woman Convicted of Shining Strobe Light at Navy Jet


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:15:33 PM

Author: Associated Press

A Virginia woman has been convicted of intentionally pointing a homemade strobe light at a Navy aircraft

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Flyover of World War II Planes Canceled for Friday


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 11:24:26 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Dozens of World War II aircraft were set to fly over Washington, D.C., on Friday to commemorate 75 years since the war ended, but the flights were called off about an hour beforehand due to weather. The flyovers were expected around the National Mall at 11:30 a.m. The group planning the event, Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, said on Facebook they...

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Weather Cancels World War II Plane Flyover in DC; Tribute Moves Online


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 11:40:27 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes

Low-visibility weather has canceled the flyover of dozens of World War II aircraft on Saturday that was meant to commemorate 75 years since the war ended. Instead, the group planning the event, Arsenal of Democracy Flyover, will air a video tribute on their Facebook and YouTube pages at 10 a.m. The flyovers were expected around the National Mall at 11:30...

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Bowie State to Investigate Video of Officer Pulling Student


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 12:17:27 PM

Author: Associated Press

The president of Maryland’s Bowie State University says it will investigate an incident during which a campus police officer apparently pulled a student down a set of stairs

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War Hero's Stolen Medals Replaced by Detective Who Worked the Case


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 01:03:25 AM

Author: Drew Wilder

A war hero from Virginia was surprised Friday with an honor that brought him to tears just days ahead of his 84th birthday. Last year, Thomas and Lisa Faleskie were on vacation when burglars tore through their home and robbed their safe, stealing tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of property. “Jewelry and all of his medals,” Lisa Faleskie said....

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DC Announces Pilot Program to Bring Back Live Music


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 02:18:38 AM

Author: Mark Segraves and Matthew Stabley

D.C. will allow live entertainment at six indoor venues in a pilot program officials can use for future guidance. Venues will be limited to 50 people including entertainers and staff, and no dancing will be allowed. Outdoor venues that previously submitted plans to the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency waiver process can resubmit plans following the new criteria...

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Gov. Northam, First Lady of Virginia Test Positive for COVID-19


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 02:12:45 PM

Author: Carissa DiMargo

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office said Friday morning. Gov. Northam has no symptoms and First Lady Pamela Northam currently is experiencing mild symptoms, according to a press release. “Both remain in good spirits,” the release said. The Northams learned Wednesday evening that a member of their residential staff had...

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Families of Loved Ones Killed, Hurt by Prince George's Police Demand Accountability


Created: Sat, Sep 26 2020 12:52:36 AM

Author: Darcy Spencer

Families of loved ones killed and hurt at the hands of Prince George’s County police officers joined local community leaders and civil rights groups Friday to support six police reform demands in the county. Leonard Shand’s sister spoke publicly for the first time since officers were cleared in the shooting death of her brother during a confrontation in Hyattsville, Maryland,...

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Virus Cases Rise in US Heartland, Home to Anti-Mask Feelings


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 07:37:33 PM

Author: Heather Hollingsworth, Nicky Forster and Jocelyn Noveck

The latest hot spot for the coronavirus in the United States is the heartland, where cases are rising in a worrying trend

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DC Will Open Voting Supercenter East of the River


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 11:36:55 PM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

The D.C. Board of Elections announced it will open a voting supercenter east of the river after facing criticism from residents of Wards 7 and 8. The District will open six voting supercenters, with the Capital One Arena, Nationals Park and now the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Ward 8 among them. “The thought was to try to be able...

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DCPS Buildings Assessed Ahead of In-Person Learning That Could Start Nov. 9


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 07:46:08 PM

Author: Mark Segraves and Carissa DiMargo

D.C. Public Schools buildings are being assessed to determine if they can be ready for some in-person learning to begin Nov. 9, sources tell News4.

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 25


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 05:31:07 PM

Author: Sophia Barnes and NBC Washington Staff

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, have tested positive for COVID-19, the governor’s office announced Friday. The couple was tested after a household employee developed symptoms. The governor isn’t experiencing any symptoms; First Lady Pamela Northam currently has mild symptoms, according to a press release. “As I’ve been reminding Virginians throughout this crisis, COVID-19 is very real and...

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Fog Traps Medevac Helicopter on BW Parkway in Laurel After Fatal Crash


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 10:45:08 AM

Author: Sophia Barnes and First4 Traffic

A medevac helicopter was trapped by fog on the BW Parkway in Laurel, Maryland, Friday after responding to a fatal crash. Northbound and southbound lanes near Route 197 and Route 198 were closed due to the grounded chopper and a serious crash. The road reopened after several hours. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes when once car crossed the...

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Maryland High Schools Can Start Fall Sports Season in October


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 07:01:51 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

Local school districts in Maryland can choose to start the interscholastic fall athletic season within weeks, the governor announced Thursday.  High schools can start practices on Oct. 7 for a competition season that starts Oct. 27, Gov. Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon said as state health officials track progress in fighting the coronavirus.  The governor...

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Letterman Jackets for Special Olympians Stolen in DC


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 03:48:44 AM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

Letterman jackets intended for special Olympians were stolen from the coach’s car. Byron Coleman, who coaches special Olympians at H.D. Woodson High School, got the jackets for his athletes to celebrate a hard year of work made even more challenging by the pandemic. Saturday before a barbecue with the athletes, the coach’s car was broken into outside of a Safeway...

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Mourners Shouted ‘Honor Her Wish' as Trump Paid Respects to Ginsburg


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 01:10:38 PM

Author: Mark Sherman and NBC Washington Staff

Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women’s rights champion, leader of the court’s liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week.

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Players, Fans Believe Bradley Beal Was Snubbed From All-NBA Team


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 01:25:13 AM

Author: Andrew Alsbrooks

After a mediocre season — before and after the bubble — the Washington Wizards did not have many memories to be excited for the next season. Except for one: Bradley Beal. The two-time All-star averaged 30.5 points and 6.1 assists and while shooting 84% from the free throw line, which are all career highs. He also led the Eastern Conference...

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Maryland Begins Mailing Ballots to Voters


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 01:01:11 AM

Author: The Associated Press

Ballots are beginning to be mailed to voters in Maryland

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Health Officials Seek to Block Trump Rally in Virginia


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 12:52:14 AM

Author: Alan Suderman

A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday evening

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Metro Transit Police Implement New Written Policy on Force


Created: Fri, Sep 25 2020 12:22:51 AM

Author: Adam Tuss

As the country continues to deal with social justice issues pertaining to police and communities, the Metro Transit Police Department will have a watchdog group to review its incidents. Members were appointed to a new review panel tasked with looking over Metro Transit Police investigations. One of the most immediate actions Metro Transit Police has taken following recent high-profile police...

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Some Fairfax County Voters Received 2 Mail-in Ballots


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 11:48:22 PM

Author: Julie Carey

Some voters in Fairfax County, Virginia, who requested mail-in ballots received double ballots. Election officials think up to 1,000 voters may have received two ballots. Maurisa Potts and her husband requested mail-in absentee ballots for the first time this year. “When I got the mail, we got four ballots — two for me, addressed to me, and two addressed to...

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Mourners Pay Respects to Deon Kay, DC 18-Year-Old Killed by Police


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 07:17:03 PM

Author: Darcy Spencer and Andrea Swalec

Mourners poured into a Southeast D.C. church on Thursday to pay their respects to Deon Kay, an 18-year-old who was shot and killed this month by a police officer.  The crowd that gathered at The Temple of Praise included many young people. Kay was shot and killed by a Metropolitan Police Department officer on Orange Street SE on Sept. 2....

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Prince George's to Remain in Phase 2 After Increase in COVID-19 Cases


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 07:51:57 PM

Author: Cory Smith and NBC Washington Staff

Prince George’s County will remain in reopening phase two after health officials saw a “slight spike” in COVID-19 cases after Labor Day weekend, the county executive said Thursday.  The county saw its positivity rate jump to 5.4% and then drop to 4.1% last week. This is defined as “medium risk,” County Executive Angela Alsobrooks said. The infection rate was 1.05...

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Virginia Company Connects Freelancers with Projects and Offers Benefits


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 09:40:02 PM

Author: Meredith Royster and Susan Hogan

Whether you’ve lost your job during the pandemic or simply need a more flexible schedule because the kids are stuck at home, a new local company may be able to connect you with your next career. CareerGig is based in Arlington, Virginia. It’s free to sign up, and you’ll only pay if you land a project through the site. The...

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Coronavirus Tracking: Charts, Maps and Interactive Data


Created: Fri, May 15 2020 08:36:49 PM

Author: Anisa Holmes

After hearing from many readers seeking a central hub for daily data updates on the coronavirus pandemic, News4 is sharing all our charts and graphs on one page. Below you’ll find the latest data and statistics on local COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, outbreaks, testing facilities and more in the D.C. area. Check back for updates. As of Thursday, 273,354 cases of...

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Fairfax County Principal Charged With Failing to Report Child Sex Abuse Allegations


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 08:38:01 PM

Author: Drew Wilder and Andrea Swalec

A middle school principal in Fairfax County, Virginia, faces criminal charges for allegedly failing to report allegations of the sexual abuse of a student by a teacher.  Yusef Azimi of Thoreau Middle School in Vienna learned of the alleged abuse in October 2019 but did not report it to police or child protective services, county police said Thursday. He was...

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The Latest: More Than 273,000 Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed in DC, Maryland, Virginia


Created: Tue, Mar 03 2020 04:10:04 PM

Author: NBC Washington Staff

More than a 273,000 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus and more than 7,200 people have died from the disease across the capital region of D.C., Maryland and Virginia, health officials say. As of Thursday, 273,354 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed. D.C. reported 15,106 cases, Maryland had 121,800 cases and Virginia had 136,448 confirmed cases. A total of 7,293...

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Several Injured in Crash Involving Ambulance Responding to a Call in Maryland


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 09:25:09 PM

Author: NBCWashington Staff

Several people were injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an ambulance in Wheaton, Maryland. The crash occurred at Georgia and Arcola avenues just before 4 p.m. Thursday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. An ambulance from the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad was responding to a call. There were several traumatic injuries and several people taken to local hospitals, according...

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Fraud, Backlogs Disrupt US Unemployment Benefit Payments


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 12:01:12 PM

Author: Christopher Rugaber and Maryclaire Dale

Many American workers applying for unemployment benefits after being thrown out of a job by the coronavirus face a new complication: States’ efforts to prevent fraud have delayed or disrupted their payments

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Washington Football Fans Can Buy Cutouts to Display at FedexField


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 03:24:00 PM

Author: Ethan Cadeaux

Washington is offering fans the chance to purchase cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill seats at FedExField.

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Coronavirus in DC, Maryland, Virginia: What to Know on Sept. 24


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 04:55:56 PM

Author: Anisa Holmes and NBC Washington Staff

As temperatures drop and the flu season ramps up, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from both the flu and the coronavirus. The flu and COVID-19 can have similar symptoms, so testing may be needed for an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms including sore throat, cough, body aches, fever and shortness of breath are common to both viruses. However, people with COVID-19...

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Demonstrators March DC Streets to Protest No Charges in Breonna Taylor's Killing


Created: Thu, Sep 24 2020 01:08:03 AM

Author: Gina Cook

Protesters filled the streets of D.C. and cities across America Wednesday night in reaction to a Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge Louisville officers in the death of Breonna Taylor. Hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Department of Justice to Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House. D.C. police said rolling road closures were in effect as the...

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