The District gets a statue in the U.S. Capitol, and members of Congress put out a call for D.C. voting rights. Disclosures about personal expenses weigh down Virginia's governor. And the long-running saga of the Silver Spring Transit Center continues to haunt local politicians in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker responded to criticism that the county's reconfigured school board lacks a Latino member. More than 20 percent of students in the Prince George's County school system are Latino. Baker said he made his selections based on the pool of qualified applicants, but said he is committed to greater diversity in government. "But the first priority always in any situation is finding the best people that can help move Prince George's County forward because I owe that to all the children of Prince George's County -- black, white, Latino, anyone who walks through our school system," Baker said.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007. Heraldo Munoz, who led the United Nations investigation into her death, portrays the tense political climate that surrounded Bhutto's return to politics and the circumstances of the killing in his new book.
Fast-food workers across the country protested their low pay this week, while President Obama decried the nation's growing wealth gap, calling it "the defining challenge of our time." Meanwhile, the nation's capital city passed a new minimum wage law.
What do 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and 13-year-old entrepreneur Maya Penn have in common? At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, a range of speakers shared the ways innovation and ingenuity kept them young.
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