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Analysis: Gansler's Beach Party, Marijuana Decriminalization And Virginia's Governor's Race

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Maryland's attorney general is embroiled in controversy over a teenage beach party and underage drinking. Meanwhile, D.C. considers decriminalizing marijuana, and in Virginia, the Governor's race enters the home stretch.

Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney joins Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey to talk about some of the week's big news in our region.

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