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The Politics Hour

D.C. Council candidates turn up the heat on each other in the final leg of their race. Maryland's General Assembly session sizzles right up to the final gavel. And questions about an electric car company put Virginia's Democratic gubernatorial candidate back in the hot seat. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Resident analyst and NBC4 reporter Tom Sherwood has long said D.C. won't win full voting rights without passion from its residents -- beyond polite memos and signs. He pressed Kimberly Perry, the new executive director of D.C. Vote, about her "rabble-rousing resume." "I don't know of any rights won through incrementalism," Sherwood said. Perry said many great things have been achieved because of incrementalism. She added that she has a history of activism for children's health, rights and education.

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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

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