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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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Advice For Trevor Noah From The 'Jon Stewart Of South Africa'

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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
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Legal Cloud Lifts For Controversial Alexandria Waterfront Plan

Thanks to a recent ruling of the Virginia Supreme Court in Richmond, developers now have a green light to start demolishing a series of old abandoned warehouses and building structures in Alexandria that are much larger than what's there now.
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If Drones Make You Nervous, Think Of Them As Flying Donkeys

In Africa, where there aren't always roads from Point A to Point B, drones could take critical medicines to remote spots. But the airborne vehicles make people uneasy for lots of reasons.

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