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Environmental Groups Assail Cut To Bay Cleanup Plan

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What's known as the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) plan, is an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration to control the amount of pollution that enters the Chesapeake Bay. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced a measure to end all funding for the program.

A host of more than 40 environmental groups, including the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the National Wildlife Fund, are assailing the congressman's proposal, saying it endangers clean water and would set back Bay cleanup efforts by years.

The TMDL plan is the most forceful step taken in 25 years of failed efforts to clean up the Bay, but it's earned the ire of the Farm Bureau and developers who say the program is costly and an over reach of EPA power.

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Your Turn: Sexual Assault, Nate Parker And More

Director Nate Parker's college rape case is resurfacing and putting off would-be fans of his highly anticipated film "The Birth of a Nation." What do Washingtonians think?

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Minnesota Cracks Down On Neonic Pesticides, Promising Aid To Bees

Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees. Many details of the plan, however, remain to be worked out.
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Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan And His Visit To Mexico

Donald Trump lays out a plan for immigration after a meeting with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto. An update on the Republican presidential nominee’s proposals on immigration, illegal drugs and trade.

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Results From Congressional Primary Races And New Concerns About Hacks Into State Voting Systems

Join us to discuss results from primary challenges to Republican Senator John McCain, Democratic Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and others and new concerns possible Russian hackers breaking into U.S. state voting systems.

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