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D.C. Legislators To Debate Bill Scrubbing Records Of Non-Violent Drug Offenders

The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would seal the criminal records of people convicted of marijuana possession in cases that did not involve violence.

A Council committee will hold a hearing on the bill Thursday. It would require that records be sealed for people for whom nonviolent marijuana possession is their only criminal history. Sealing the records would prevent those people from having to disclose their conviction when applying for jobs or seeking housing.

The Council and Mayor Vincent Gray are pushing to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the district, although the bill has yet to come up for a vote. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) says it's unfair to decriminalize marijuana without allowing those with prior convictions to benefit from the change in the law.

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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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Check Out These Musicians Who Literally Play With Their Food

It turns out beans aren't the only musical fruit. The London Vegetable Orchestra is one of many musical acts that use all sorts of fruit and veg to produce sweet (and savory) sounds.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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Hokule'a, The Hawaiian Canoe Traveling The World By A Map Of The Stars

A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, star and waves.

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