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Paying people not to become criminals, victims

- The Washington Times

The D.C. Council gave preliminary approval yesterday to legislation that would pay pre-criminals and pre-victims a stipend. The payment would turn on a dime -- more accurately, 90,000 dimes -- because the bill mandates the at-risk participants attend behavior therapy and the like.

In this photo taken Jan. 19, 2016, Kerri Kasem the daughter of the late radio personality Casey Kasem, talks to reporters after testifying during a hearing at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Kasem and others are seeking easier ways for family and friends to visit ailing elders, after she was blocked from seeing her father, who died at 82 in Gig Harbor, Wash., in 2014 due to a long legal battle over his care between his three adult children from a previous marriage and Jean Kasem, his second wife. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Casey Kasem's daughter fights for children's right to visit ailing parents

- The Washington Times

Kerri Kasem, daughter of late radio host Casey Kasem, is on a mission to try to make sure that what happened to her doesn't happen to anyone else. Prevented from visiting her dying father, she has testified at seven statehouses -- including those in Virginia and Maryland last week -- and has lobbied in six others in an effort to get state laws changed so that adult children can claim visitation rights.

Dr. Syn Duk Choi led a successful career as a professor and a scholar. She became a tenured professor at Ewha Womans University in 1973. After studying in the U.S. at Princeton and Southern Illinois University, she received her Ph.D. from Ewha in 1975. Dr. Choi is survived by her two sons and two daughters and their families.

Syn Duk Choi, mother, scholar and teacher, dies at 95

The Washington Times

Dr. Syn Duk Choi, a dedicated mother, brilliant scholar and respected teacher, passed away peacefully Thursday surrounded by her loving family at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. She was 95.

Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney Mary Pettitt, left, and Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson listen to questions during a news conference Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Blacksburg Va. Virginia Tech student, David Eisenhauer, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell, whose remains were found in North Carolina. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

2 Virginia Tech students charged in death of teen girl

Associated Press

Two Virginia Tech engineering students have been arrested in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl whose disappearance last week from her Virginia home set off a frantic, four-day search.

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Derail the mobs on Metrorail

- The Washington Times

Those of you who use public transportation haven't had the easiest of times since the blizzard, not that motorists fared any better. Indeed, roadways and neighborhood streets remain bogged down. Still, there's another worrisome and certainly more prevailing issue that lurks among us: Roving bands of unflashed mobs attacking Metro riders.