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Snow and slush shut down most of the D.C. region for a day. Maryland lawmakers move closer to ending the death penalty in the Old Line State. And the District rolls out a plan to keep the FBI headquarters inside Washington. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Maryland Lt. Gov Anthony Brown explained why now is the right time to abolish the death penalty. He said studies show capital punishment is unreliable, biased against African Americans and doesn't serve to reduce crime.
The Maryland Senate voted to repeal the state's death penalty Wednesday, and the legislation now moves to the House of Delegates for approval.
In her first live radio interview ever, Pulitzer Prize winning author Anne Tyler joins Diane to talk about her 20th novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread."