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Check It: D.C. Filmmaker Tells Story Of Gang Of Gay Black Youth

A local filmmaker is finishing a film about a gang of gay, black youth that formed in the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast D.C.
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Speed Camera Programs Scrutinized By Maryland Legislators

Speed cameras are commonplace throughout the D.C. region, but that isn't stopping some Maryland lawmakers from trying to make changes to the programs that allow them.
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Van Hollen's Bid For Mikulski's Senate Seat Further Shakes Up Maryland Delegation

Maryland congressman Chris Van Hollen’s announcement he’s running in the Democratic primary for the open U.S. Senate seat is the beginning of a reshuffling of the state’s delegation in Congress.
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Fairfax County Supervisors Approve Pay Bump For Themselves

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are about to start earning more money, as the current members have approved a measure that will raise salaries for the next board.
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Administration Fights Case That Would Assign Lawyers To Minors Seeking Asylum

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are moving through immigration courts without legal representation. An ACLU lawsuit calls for the government to provide them with lawyers.
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Opposition To Kindergarten Testing In Maryland Gains Bipartisan Momentum

The state Senate's Republican leader and teachers unions agree on at least one thing: Standardized tests for kindergarteners are a problem.

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Hillary Clinton Asks State Dept. To Release Her Emails To The Public

The State Department says it will review thousands of messages for possible release. Clinton announced her intentions Wednesday, after a House panel issued a subpoena for some of the emails.
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Justices Roberts And Kennedy Hold Key Votes In Health Law Case

No telling yet which side will win. But did Justice Kennedy's mixed signals Wednesday hint that he was leaning toward the administration's view of federal subsidies for health insurance?
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 6, 2015

You can celebrate artistry from around the world and right here at home with a concert and festival.
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Friends And Favors: 'High Maintenance' Creators Share Their Secret To Success

The Web series centers on a pot dealer who bikes around Brooklyn delivering to clients. Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair say they drew on their experiences and friends' generosity to make the show.
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Maryland Fracking Debate: Q&A With Attorney General Brian Frosh

Maryland's attorney general has recently voiced support for a bill imposing tough liability standards on fracking companies. He discussed that topic and more in an interview with WAMU 88.5

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The Anti-Pollution Documentary That's Taken China By Storm

A prominent journalist with a sick child quit her job and produced an eye-opening look at the consequences of China's air pollution problem. Some 200 million have watched it since the weekend.