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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Republican-backed resolution asking Congress to call a constitutional convention that would give states power to nullify federal laws has failed in a Senate panel. A subcommittee of the Senate Privileges and Election Committee defeated the ``repeal amendment'' today.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Lawmakers will consider bills this winter that would restrain Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's civil inquest into University of Virginia climate change research. The legislation would curb his ability to use civil investigative demands to challenge academic inquiry.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia came a step closer toward writing its anti-union right-to-work law into the state constitution. The House voted 62-to-36 for a proposed amendment writing into the state constitution the bar against compulsory union membership already in state law.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Local leaders planning to gather in Richmond to urge legislators to cap the interest that can be charged on short-term, high-interest loans have canceled their event. Localities United had planned a news conference today to announce local support for capping the interest rate at 36 percent on payday loans, car title loans and open-end credit products.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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