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D.C. lawmakers try a different approach for obtaining more control of their budget. Maryland's governor backs a new surcharge for electric service. And the region's airports authority welcomes new faces. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Council member Jack Evans said the city is in final negotiations on a new D.C. United soccer stadium. He said the stadium's planned location across from Nationals Park on South Capitol Street, SW, is the "perfect area." Evans added that the soccer team would pay to build the stadium while the city provided the infrastructure.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 14

You can check out a band from Chicago or see a solo show about a man whose brutal beating lit a city on fire.

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Saskawhat? A Novel Berry From Canada Takes Root On Michigan Farms

Some rookie farmers in northern Michigan are growing saskatoon, an imported shrub from Canada that looks like blueberry. They're also experimenting with it in the kitchen — in jams and pies.
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Maryland's Andy Harris Defends Move To Block D.C. Marijuana Bill

The Maryland Republican Congressman who moved to block a bill that would decriminalize marijuana in D.C. defended his actions and criticized the move to boycott businesses in his district, which includes popular tourist destination Ocean City.

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Looking For Free Sperm, Women May Turn To Online Forums

Bypassing commercial sperm banks, thousands are logging on to websites where women can connect with men at no cost. Anecdotes abound, but the scope of the unregulated activity is unclear.

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