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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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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Analysis of the Supreme Court's last decisions of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the bench.

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President Obama Acknowledges 'Brexit' To Silicon Valley Crowd

President Obama delivered a speech Friday at Stanford University, and remarked on the Brexit vote in front of a crowd of young, tech-forward, pro-globalization attendees from 170 countries.

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