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The Politics Hour - Jan. 3, 2014

D.C. mayoral candidates begin a mad dash to the Democratic primary on April 1. Virginia prepares to swear in a new governor. And Maryland's gubernatorial hopefuls dig in for a long year of campaigning. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Featured Clip

Muriel Bowser talks about whether she would keep Kaya Henderson on as Chancellor of DC Public Schools.

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For Rosh Hashana, A Matzo Ball Soup By Way Of Mexico

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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Obama Delivers Speech At Funeral For Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

President Obama spoke at the funeral for former Israeli president and founding father Shimon Peres, saying Peres' dream of peace with the Palestinians should stay alive.
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The People's Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness

What are the best strategies for responding to uncomfortable racial comments? We asked, you delivered. Here are some of our favorite ideas.

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