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A front-runner in Maryland's 2014 campaign for governor, the current attorney general, takes heat for comments about the role of race in the contest. A veteran campaign operative in the District pleads guilty in the investigation into the controversial 2010 race for mayor. And Virginia's gubernatorial candidates carpet the airwaves with negative ads about each other. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler said his opponent, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has been relying on his race to get elected as governor. Gansler also said the person who recorded his controversial comments at a volunteer campaign event committed “felony wiretapping.” On The Politics Hour, Gansler expands on the issue of race and on wiretapping.

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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House Votes To Fund DHS Without Immigration Curbs

The hard-core conservatives in House Speaker John Boehner's Republican caucus wanted to use a Department of Homeland Security funding bill to undo President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
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Internet Memes And 'The Right To Be Forgotten'

Becoming Internet-famous is a gold mine for some, a nightmare for others. The world of memes can pit free speech against the desire for privacy. And laws generally aren't keeping up, an expert says.

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