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New Hampshire Primary: Trump And Sanders Win Big; Kasich Second

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won convincing victories in New Hampshire, according to Associated Press projections.

Maryland Senate Overrides Hogan Veto, Granting Voting Rights To Released Felons

The Maryland Senate Tuesday morning voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's last remaining veto, granting voting rights to felons on parole. That means Democrats in the General Assembly have overridden all six of the Republican governor's vetoes from last year.

Bowser Unveils Plan To Close D.C. General Homeless Shelter By 2018

The troubled homeless shelter at D.C. General could close as soon as the winter of 2018 under a plan unveiled Tuesday by Mayor Muriel Bowser, with the roughly 280 families occupying it sent instead to "smaller, dignified facilities" located in neighborhoods across the city.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

Violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years, but FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in the first half of last year. What led to the remarkable long-term decline in violent crime in the last two decades in U.S. and what are the prospects the trajectory can continue?

Should 'Right-To-Work' Law Be In Virginia Constitution? GOP Wants It On Ballot

Republicans in Virginia want to enshrine a bill banning mandatory union membership in the state constitution — a move analysts say is intended to increase turnout among the commonwealth's conservative base.

As Cost Remains A Concern, D.C. Legislator Pares Down Paid-Leave Bill

A bill that would give D.C. residents up to 16 weeks of paid family leave has been pared down ahead of a public hearing on Thursday. Now, the bill would offer 12 weeks.

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New Hampshire holds the nation's first primary election. The winners, the losers and what the results could mean for the presidential candidates vying for the Democratic and Republican nominations.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have won convincing victories in New Hampshire, according to Associated Press projections.
In just minutes, final polls close in New Hampshire, and the candidates await results in the state's presidential primary contests.
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Polls are closing at this hour across much of New Hampshire after a day when state officials projected record voter turnout. Candidates are staked out around the state awaiting results.
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The Maryland Senate Tuesday morning voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's last remaining veto, granting voting rights to felons on parole. That means Democrats in the General Assembly have overridden...
Hawaii has nearly 250 confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne virus since September 2015. State health officials say dengue symptoms include fever, rash, severe headaches and eye, joint and muscle pain.
Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.
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