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Casino operators launch a high-stakes bidding war over a proposed project in Prince Georges County, Md. Virginia's gubernatorial candidates up the ante as they roll out more specific parts of their platforms. And pro-gun protesters plot to force the hands of D.C. law enforcement with an "open carry" march on the Fourth of July. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and former D.C. mayor, said "Redskins" is offensive to Native Americans and urged the Washington football team to change its name. But Barry said the team's name wouldn't be an issue if owner Dan Snyder applied to build a new stadium inside the District. "It's wishful thinking. They're not going to come here," he said. Barry added that Snyder has invested too much in the Redskins home stadium at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., to move to D.C.

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