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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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