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The Politics Hour

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.

Politics Hour News Quiz

Test your knowledge of local headlines and happenings with our weekly news quiz.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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