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The Politics Hour

A member of the D.C. Council dives into next year's race for mayor. Maryland lawmakers make a splash with a plan to make undocumented immigrants eligible for driving permits. And a new poll suggests both of Virginia's major gubernatorial candidates still face a high degree of difficulty in their race this fall. 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 Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) recently announced her candidacy for mayor of Washington, D.C. She discussed how, if elected, her policies and goals would differ from Mayor Vincent Gray's. Bowser said she would model D.C. public schools after charter schools because of their "out-of-the-box" thinking. She also stressed the need to know specifics when changing school boundaries. "It's not good enough to only invest in one side of the city. It's not good enough only to have a plan to close schools without having a plan to reinvigorate programs at the other schools," Bowser said.

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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
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Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.
NPR

Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

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