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The Politics Hour

D.C. voters rally behind incumbent candidates, despite being generally disgruntled about local leadership. A well-financed Maryland Democrat wins a bruising congressional primary that attracted national attention. And Virginia lawmakers inch closer toward settling a major dispute over the commonwealth's budget. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

Council At-Large Candidate Sekou Biddle talks about the racial divide among his voters and in the District.

Brian Moran, Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia, talks about women’s rights and his daughter’s documentary on Title IX.

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In Explorations Of Muslim Identity, Playwright Finds Fault Lines Of Faith

Ayad Akhtar plumbs his past to grapple with what it means to be Muslim in America. While some accuse him of airing dirty laundry, Akhtar uses such questions not just for rupture — but renewal, too.
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Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a breathylzer, a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.
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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.
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A New Device Lets You Track Your Preschooler ... And Listen In

LG's KizON wristband lets you keep tabs on your child. But some experts say such devices send the wrong message about the world we live in. And the gadgets raise questions about kids' privacy rights.

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