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The Region's Top Stories With Post Columnist Robert McCartney

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Democratic Mayoral Nominee Vincent Gray met to discuss the future of D.C. schools...

In Maryland, the Republican and the Democratic Governors Associations launched ads in the gubernatorial race this week...

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration came out with an audit of its Department of Transportation this week...

Guest host Matt Bush talks with Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney about the week's top stories.

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Infiltrating 'The Dark Net', Where Criminals, Trolls And Extremists Reign

Jamie Bartlett exposes an encrypted underworld to the Internet in his book The Dark Net: "Anybody with something to hide, whether it's for good reasons or for ill, finds a very natural home there."
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Drought May Cost California's Farmers Almost $3 Billion In 2015

The state's farmers could be out $2.7 billion dollars and more than 18,000 jobs, with 564,000 acres fallowed by the end of 2015, researchers at UC Davis write in a new report.
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Virginia Lobbies DC United To Move To Loudoun County

Virginia is making a last-minute pitch to DC United to scrap its deal with the District and instead move into a new stadium in the commonwealth.
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Detroit Hopes To Drive Tech Startups Away From Silicon Valley

It doesn't have a lot of high-tech companies, but the city is interested in attracting young tech entrepreneurs. Detroit's rents are far more affordable, but then there are the brutally cold winters.

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