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The Politics Hour - Aug 23, 2013

Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell talks with prosecutors as an ethics investigation picks up pace. D.C.'s fire chief continues to take heat from rank and file firefighters and their union. And a drunk driving charge adds to the list of controversies threatening the future of a Republican Maryland lawmaker. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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D.C. Council member (I-At-Large) David Grosso voted in favor of Walmart raising the minimum wage to $12.50. On the Politics Hour, he says he has been fighting Walmart coming to the District for a long time, because he thinks it drives down wages across the city and puts officials in a position where they are giving citizens poor options for employment.

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Robert Irwin Brings 'Big' To Texas With Permanent Art Installation

The 87-year-old conceptual artist unveils a large-scale installation of his work in Marfa, Texas, this week. He's spent his career creating site-specific art that often treats light as its subject.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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WATCH: Tim Kaine Makes Campaign Trail Debut: 'I Like To Fight For Right'

"Do you want a 'you're fired' president or a 'you're hired' president?" Kaine asked the crowd in Miami.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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