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Bed bugs biting seniors out of afforable house, home

- The Washington Times

What is being done for seniors who live in affordable but unhealthy housing? The question was brought to me by family and friends of residents in Fort Lincoln, the “New Town” community in Northeast that was conceived during 1960s when Lyndon Johnson was president and is now home to more senior citizens than another other D.C. community.

In this framegrab from video made by the camera of WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward, Vester Lee Flanagan II stands over Mr. Ward with a gun after fatally shooting him and reporter Alison Parker on Wednesday during a live on-air interview in Moneta, Va. (Twitter via Associated Press)

TV news gunman Vester Lee Flanagan a ‘powder keg’ of racial discord

- The Washington Times

Vester Lee Flanagan, a former TV reporter who recorded himself fatally shooting a reporter and videographer during a live broadcast in Virginia on Wednesday morning, was disgruntled over perceived racial discrimination and purportedly said he was pushed to act out because of a mass shooting this summer that targeted black congregants at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks in front of Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Dangerous Baltimore detention center near empty

- Associated Press

Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing the last transfers of inmates and detainees from the dangerously decrepit men’s section of the Baltimore City Detention Center.

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D.C. police officers gather at a community outreach tent placed in the Shaw neighborhood on Aug. 21. The tent, meant to foster community interaction, was placed next to a shrine erected for Tamara Gliss, who was fatally shot at a Memorial Day barbecue when someone fired shots into a crowd. (Andrea Noble/The Washington Times)

D.C. homicides spike has residents on edge, officials under fire

- The Washington Times

The onslaught of fatal shootings in the District of Columbia this summer has pushed the city's homicide tally to 102 this year -- 36 percent higher than last year -- leaving residents angry and on edge as they plead with D.C. officials to get the violence under control.