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Medical marijuana makes its official launch in the District. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announces plans to return a number of gifts from a prominent businessman hoping to put an end to questions about them. And Montgomery County's executive pledges to fight a rate increase recently granted to Pepco in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Mayor Vincent Gray talks about why a new D.C. United soccer stadium is a good investment for the district, calling it a reasonable but complicated deal. "There's just an enormous demand for soccer in the city that is growing everyday," Gray said.

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White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes

The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.
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Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

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