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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.

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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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Author Explores Armenian Genocide 'Obsession' And Turkish Denial

As a child, Armenian-American writer Meline Toumani was taught to see Turks as a bitter enemy. She wrote her new book, There Was and There Was Not, in an effort to understand that conflict.
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Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
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Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
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Pyongyang Blames U.S. Amid Reports Of New Internet Outages

Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."

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