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Police office in the District are embracing new technologies in an attempt to curb the homicide rate. (Mark Wilson/GETTY IMAGES)

Here are the top blog posts from the past week:

Greater Greater Washington offers an extensive look at how technology is helping D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department plot a path to reduce the number of homicides.

Poverty & Policy assesses what HUD’s proposed new minimum rent mandate would mean for poor D.C. residents.

Girl Meets Food has a special gift for all local Trekkies with a list of “Star Trek”-themed cocktails that can be found in the D.C. area.

The Hill is Home interviews Barracks Row Main Street executive director Martin Smith about upcoming development projects in the neighborhood.

Federal Baseball ponders what a healthy, effective Jayson Werth could mean for the Nationals this season.