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  • **FILE** D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    D.C.'s attorney general backs speed-camera ticket

    D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan took the unusual step this week of opining on the dismissal of a speed-camera citation issued to a Metropolitan Police Department sergeant who captured widespread attention last month from the public, consumer advocates and the media when he successfully appealed a Third Street Tunnel ticket to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Before he was D.C. Council chairman, Phil Mendelson urged that D.C. police Sgt. Mark Robinson be regarded as a whistleblower, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Times. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Lingering concerns on D.C. speed cameras find deaf ear

    The efforts of a D.C. police sergeant to force a refund of $1.8 million in allegedly invalid speed-camera tickets represent just one aspect of what he says is ailing the District's automated speed-enforcement program.

  • The speed limit at the Third Street Tunnel, normally 45 mph, was marked 40 mph for a work zone. Although the work zone seems to be gone, the speed limits have not been readjusted. A police officer who was nabbed by one of the cameras is demanding a second look at thousands of tickets issued. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Shot with own speed camera, D.C. cop fires back

    Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Mark Robinson tried for months to persuade D.C. traffic officials to rescind more than 100,000 defective citations he said were a result of unreliable speed cameras, but when he got caught by one of them himself in the Third Street Tunnel, he took a different course.

  • D.C. traffic whistleblower’s efforts stall

    A veteran Metropolitan Police sergeant says higher-ups at the department and the city council chairman are protecting a manager accused of misusing department funds, failing to rescind defective speed-camera citations and improperly voiding legitimate tickets.

  • Astronauts' tracks, trash seen in new moon photos

    A spacecraft circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left behind by Apollo astronauts in their visits from 1969 to 1972.

This image of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter shows tracks left by astronauts, as well as ruts left by a moon buggy on the 1972 Apollo 17 mission. The pictures were taken from 13 to 15 miles up and show the landing sites for Apollo 12, 14 and 17.

    Moon photos show astronauts' tracks, trash

    A spacecraft circling the moon has snapped the sharpest photos ever of the tracks and trash left behind by Apollo astronauts in their visits from 1969 to 1972.

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  • "It's about time the Smithsonian had their own T. rex," said Mark Robinson, marketing director at the Museum of the Rockies. "Seven million people a year will be seeing it, and we're OK with that. It will be good exposure for the Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University and the state."

    Montana T-rex fossil to move to Smithsonian museum →

  • Mark Robinson, a technical education teacher who saw the suspect being taken out of the school in handcuffs, said Plaskon is the third of five brothers and has a good sense of humor.

    Autopsy: Student died of stab wounds to neck, body →

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