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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 An Earthquake, History Fuels One Writer's Anxiety

An earthquake in Napa Valley this week brought back old fears for author Gustavo Arellano. In his anxiety he's revisiting the book A Crack in the Edge of the World.
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Real Vanilla Isn't Plain. It Depends On (Dare We Say It) Terroir

There's no such thing as plain vanilla — at least if you're talking about beans from the vanilla orchid. Whether it's from Tahiti or Madagascar, vanilla can be creamy, spicy or even floral.
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
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An App Can Reveal When Withdrawal Tremors Are Real

You probably haven't thought about whether your phone could help diagnose alcohol withdrawal. Well, it can. An app for doctors measures tremors and may help tell if someone's faking it to get drugs.

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