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Analysis: WAMU Reporters Break Down 2012 Election Results

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Democrats held some ground in Virginia, several major policy initiatives were approved in Maryland and an incumbent D.C. Council member was defeated in a general election for the first time in 15 years. WAMU 88.5 Maryland reporter Matt Bush, Virginia reporter Michael Pope and D.C. reporter Patrick Madden talk with WAMU's Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey to break down the election results. Listen to the full discussion here.

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

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The Politics Hour - August 28, 2015

We chat with D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier about the city's strategy to combat the spike in violent crime taking place in the nation's capital.

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New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock

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