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The Politics Hour - May 23, 2014

D.C.'s trash can saga continues. A Virginia judge tosses out a request to separate the corruption trials of former Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. And the board overseeing Maryland's troubled health exchange takes heat for skirting the state's open meetings law. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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'Getting On' Star Niecy Nash: 'I Never Wanted To Be Funny'

Nash says it took her a long time to see her comedic side as a gift, but she finally embraced it. Now her role as Nurse DiDi in the HBO comedy series has opened the door to more serious opportunities.
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Hops Coming Home: Loudoun County To Add Hop Production Facility

The first commercial-scale hop production and processing facility in the region is being planned out in Loudoun County, further adding to the region's burgeoning beer business.

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
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Marine Corps Finds It Tough To Shut Down Sexist Facebook Groups

Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.

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