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The Politics Hour

An upcoming book by Virginia's attorney general makes waves in the commonwealth's race for governor. Maryland's top lawmaker maps out his final chapters in office in his "State of the State" address. And the District debates its response to the surprise plot twist of a budget surplus. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Politics Hour Video

D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) addressed questions about his potential bid for mayor in the 2014 election, including whether he thinks the district is ready for a white mayor. Wells said he would decide whether to throw his hat into the race by this spring.

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Smithsonian In Talks Over London Outpost — Its First Overseas

If negotiations are successful, the Smithsonian would join other attractions at the site of London's Olympic Park.
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Why Dump Treated Wastewater When You Could Make Beer With It?

An Oregon company has developed a high-tech process for turning sewage into pure drinking water. Now it's asking the state for permission to give its recycled water to a group of home brewers.
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White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
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Yahoo Plans To Spin Off Remaining Stake In Alibaba

Yahoo has announced it will spin off its 15 percent stake in the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. Shareholders had been waiting for that decision. The move needs regulatory approval.

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