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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.


Marlon James Wins Man Booker Prize

James is the first Jamaican author to win the prestigious literary award, for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. It's based on a real 1976 assassination attempt on reggae star Bob Marley.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Three years ago, the court struck down mandatory life sentences in cases involving juvenile defendants. Should that ruling be applied retroactively to those sentenced to life long ago?

Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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