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Despite Republican Opposition, Carper Plans To Re-Introduce D.C. Statehood Bill

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) plans to re-introduce a bill that would grant the District statehood, even though it has little to no chance of making it through the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate.
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Plan For Flexibility In Va. Graduation Requirements Advances In Richmond

The bill, which would give school leaders some flexibility to forgo standardized testing, was approved by the House Education Committee.

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VDOT Holding First Of Many Public Meetings On I-66 Expansion

If you want to weigh in on VDOT's plan to expand I-66 with toll lanes by 2017, the first of several public meetings is being held Thursday night.

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Concerns About Digital Snooping Spur Bipartisan Legislative Push In Va.

Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU are supporting legislation that would limit the ability of law-enforcement and regulatory agencies to collect information and build databases without a warrant.

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Maryland's Biggest Campaign Donors Didn't Get Results In 2014

A lot of dollars from big donors went toward Democrat Anthony Brown's loss in the gubernatorial election.

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Attorney General Nominee Faces Senate Judiciary Committee

Seeking confirmation, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch faced the Senate Judiciary committee on Wednesday.
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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad, Automatic Cuts Made In 2013

The across-the-board spending cuts, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.
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AG Nominee Lynch Says She Differs From Obama On Marijuana

The moment contrasted with other exchanges between Lynch and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, such as when she defended Obama's right to take executive action on immigration rules.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 29, 2015

You can see a Broadway play about love and bootlegging or give thanks that Prohibition is over at an artsy happy hour event.

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'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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Drilling Off Virginia Coast Could Harm Neighboring States, Cardin Says

The Obama administration has decided to open up the Atlantic states to offshore drilling, a move that is not playing well among East Coast democrats like U.S. Sen. Cardin (D-MD).