The Politics Hour - May 23, 2014 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

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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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Sarah Waters' latest novel, set in 1920s London, examines the moral consequences of passion. Though slightly too long, this book brings the past to life with exquisite clarity.
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Guess what scientists found lurking inside a common-looking packet of supermarket porcini? Three entirely new species of fungi. That's what happens when you DNA sequence your dinner.
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Move To Curb U.S. Corporate Tax Dodges Could Delay Reform

Business and consumer groups say Congress needs to reform taxes, but few expect change soon. In fact, Treasury's tweaks to tax law may diminish the political will to address broader tax reform.
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Montgomery County's Drones Are Ready, But Policy Isn't

The county government has purchased four drones for use by its fire department and innovation office, but bureaucracy is keeping them grounded for now.

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