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Virginia Republicans Put Up Stiff Opposition To Gun Control Measures

As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes a pushes for tougher gun control measures, Republicans in Richmond are fighting back.
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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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With Cold Weather Comes Additional Commuting Challenge: Cracked Metro Rails

The cold weather has not been kind to Metro this month, with dropping temperatures are being blamed for several cracked or broken rails that have disrupted commutes.
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Maryland Pols To Get Pot Legalization Briefing From States That Have Legalized

It's a big morning for supporters of legalizing marijuana in Maryland as officials from the first two states to do so will brief lawmakers in Annapolis on how it has gone.
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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
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Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.
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McDonnell Hopeful That Conviction Could Be Overturned, Says Priest

Bob McDonnell's priest says the former Virginia governor is hopeful that an appeals court will overturn his conviction for public corruption.
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Maryland Budget Cuts Would Hit Black Residents Harder, Lawmakers Say

Members of The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland want to sit down with Gov. Larry Hogan because they see looming budget cuts as disproportionately affecting black constituents.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 30, 2015

Are people getting more negative or has the world always been this miserable? You can see two plays about people struggling to make sense of it all.
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The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40

In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.
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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.
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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.