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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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