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Postponed Gay Marriage Bill May Now Have Votes

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UPDATE: Some delegates now say other members, beyond two delegates who did not show for Tuesday's vote, may be reassessing their support for the bill.

ORIGINAL POST: Wednesday Del. Tiffany Alston of Prince George's County, one of two delegates who delayed Tuesday's vote by refusing to appear in committee, says she's ready to vote on the bill.

However, in her letter emailed to supporters and the media, Alston –- a co-sponsor of the bill -– did not indicate whether she will support it with her vote.

Meanwhile, Del. Heather Mizeur, one of the chamber's six openly gay members, says advocates have the 12 committee votes needed to move the bill to a final tally before the full House. Those 12 votes will have to include the support of Alston or Del. Jill Carter, who was also not present for Tuesday's postponed vote.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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