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The Politics Hour

Pepco politics are back as workers threaten to strike. Uber returns to the Wilson Building, as D.C. lawmakers wrestle with regulating sedan service and taxi cabs. And federal investigators probe a controversial politician in Northern Virginia. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Jennifer McClellan, a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, talked about how the looming fiscal cliff will affect the state. "It's an understatement to say it will have a devastating effect," McClellan said about sequestration cuts. She added that former Virginia Gov. and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine and President Barack Obama share similar visions, but their election success is not linked.

 

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

The award-winning author of Holes has just published a new novel for young readers, called Fuzzy Mud. It mixes middle-school social puzzles with a more sinister mystery: a rogue biotech threat.
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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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