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The Politics Hour - Sept 20, 2013

A mass shooting rattles the region and the country. Maryland's governor feuds with his counterpart from Texas. And a chef at the center of the investigation of Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell accepts a plea deal in an embezzlement case. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Tommy Wells, D.C. mayoral candidate and Ward 6 Council member, talked about the need for stronger gun control in the district after this week's Navy Yard shootings. Wells said the abundance and easy availability of guns is "the number one health crisis in our city." He noted that many of the guns used in D.C. crimes are purchased in neighboring Maryland and Virginia.

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