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Playoff baseball returns to the D.C. region, but most local fans are blacked out from the telecast of a crucial game. A federal judge gives the former chairman of the D.C. Council a curfew. And the presidential candidates swing for the fences in 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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Ralph Nader urged the presidential candidates to hold a debate focused solely on Washington, D.C., issues. Debate topics would include D.C. statehood, budget autonomy and high poverty. Nader said D.C. residents need to be more organized in order for statehood to get traction at the national level.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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D.C. Statehood Activists Soldier On In Face Of Long Odds

With Republicans set to take the reins of both the House and Senate next year, D.C. statehood faces even longer odds than before, but that doesn't stop activists from making their case.

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Action On Immigration Meets Silence, Skepticism In Silicon Valley

As an organized sector, the tech industry did not applaud President Obama's executive action on immigration; and the future of the joint campaign for a comprehensive bill is unclear.

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