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The Politics Hour

A massive water outage is avoided narrowly in Maryland. A steady trickle of embarrassing reports hounds Virginia's governor. And D.C. lawmakers face a flood of proponents and critics of living wage legislation. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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The D.C. Council voted last week to postpone the scheduled election of an attorney general from 2014 to 2018. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson opposed the delay. "I think the council is being very glib," Mendelson said.

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. The writer tells Fresh Air his dad believed he would be "extremely famous" for it.
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Elephant On The Menu? It's Not Just A Birthday Dish For Robert Mugabe

The Zimbabwean ruler reportedly served pachyderm at his 91st birthday party. Does anyone else do that? Turns out, yes.
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Clinton's Portrait Has Hint Of Lewinsky's Blue Dress, Artist Says

Nelson Shanks tells the Philadelphia Daily News a shadow on the left side of the painting represents not only the infamous dress, but also "a shadow on the office he held, or on" President Clinton.
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Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Tinder launches a new version with added features, including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

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