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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.

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

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As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship

Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.
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Cod Comeback: How The North Sea Fishery Bounced Back From The Brink

A decade ago, fishermen trying to catch North Sea cod were coming up empty. Now, thanks to strict fishing rules put in place to halt the decline, this fish tale looks headed for a happy ending.
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D.C. Immigrants Remain In Shadows While Reform Hits Roadblock

The administration's appeal to lift an injunction against his executive actions on immigration reform was denied. Consequently tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in the metro D.C. area will continue to live in the shadows.
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FCC Chairman Wants To Help Low Income Americans Afford Broadband

Tom Wheeler proposes to reboot the Lifeline phone-access program. The plan recognizes that everyone needs to study, apply for jobs and make social connections online.

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