Cathy Lanier has headed up D.C.'s police department for the last 9 1/2 years. As she gets ready to take as the chief security officer for the National Football League, she talks about her tenure as the District's top cop — a time when the world has encountered a number of emerging terror threats and lost lives during the Navy Yard shooting.
Former high school classmates and friends of Christopher Barry will gather Wednesday night at Woodrow Wilson High School in Northwest D.C. for a candlelight vigil in honor of the son of the former D.C. mayor who died at age 36 last weekend.
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