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The Politics Hour - May 2, 2014

Virginia's attorney general paves the way for undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition benefits at the commonwealth's public universities. Meanwhile, D.C. begins issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants who've been in the city for at least six months. And the region's largest electric utility announces plans to be taken over by a Chicago company. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Would Washington, D.C. be better served by an elected attorney general?

D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan weighed in on the issue during his appearance Friday on Kojo Nnamdi's weekly "Politics Hour."

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'Passages' Author Reflects On Her Own Life Journey

Gail Sheehy is famous for her in-depth profiles of influential people, as well as her 1976 book on common adult life crises. Now she turns her eye inward, in her new memoir Daring: My Passages.
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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
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In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

Natasha Balac runs a two-day boot camp out of the San Diego Supercomputer Center for people from all types of industries to learn the tools and algorithms to help them analyze data and spot patterns in their work.

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