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Voting In Virginia? Don't Forget Your ID

Virginia election officials are working overtime to make sure voters meet new requirements at the polls.
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If Gun Owners Don't Like New Law, Says D.C., They Should File A Lawsuit

A new law allowing D.C. residents to carry concealed handguns is set to take effect this week, and D.C. officials say that gun owners who don't like it can just sue the city.
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Gray Calls Upside-Down D.C. Flag On Voter Guide A 'Complete Fiasco'

Mayor Vincent is harshly criticizing the D.C. Board of Elections for mistakenly sending a voter guide to 300,000 households that had a upside-down D.C. flag on the cover.
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As Police Wait For ID On Remains, Jesse Matthew Indicted On New Charges

The man charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being indicted on new charges stemming from the 2005 rape of a young woman.

As Early Voting Starts, Polls Put Bowser Ahead Of Catania

Early voting in D.C. started on Monday, and polls find Democrat Muriel Bowser ahead of Independent David Catania by anywhere from four to 17 points.
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In Tight Races, Both Parties Bank On Early Votes

Two million people have already voted in next month's election, including President Obama. Locking in votes early is huge, particularly since control of the Senate rests in a handful of close races.
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Partisan Divide Over Voting Rights Has Intensified In Obama Era

Since his early days in politics, President Obama has championed the cause of expanding access to the ballot box. But that cause is facing growing resistance, in the guise of preventing "voter fraud."
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 21

From a culture battle to the Civil War, local theater takes on historic conflicts.
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The Unlikely Bond Between A D.C. Church And The Punk Music Scene

For decades, D.C. churches have served as a support system for the city's punk rock scene, but how did that come to be?

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The Kissimmee: A River Recurved

In Florida, a key river is undergoing the largest environmental restoration effort in the world. But when complete, a looming water shortage means the river's waters still face an uncertain future.
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Why Are The Great Lakes On The Rise?

Host Audie Cornish talks with Drew Gronewold, a hydrologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about why water levels in lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron are rising.