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A shooting unsettles residents of one of the District's most rapidly changing neighborhoods. Virginia's lieutenant governor takes a pass on shaking up the commonwealth's race for governor. And barring any disruptions, a plan to end the death penalty in Maryland barrels toward a final vote. 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) talked about the drive-by shooting this week in Northwest Washington that injured 13 people, and why he initially blamed area nightclubs for the violence. "It was one car after another, almost Chicago gangland style. That's just not who we are as a city anymore," Wells said. "This behavior is incompatible with where we are as a city," he added.

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