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The Politics Hour - July 18, 2014

D.C. rolls out relaxed penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Maryland's governor scraps with the White House over what to do about the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America coming into the United States. And lawyers in Virginia prepare for a corruption trial involving the commonwealth's former governor and his wife. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Featured Clip: What's The Future Of Pub Crawls In Arlington?

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said Friday pub crawls have a future in Arlington, but how they're run could change.

He said the board would look into the cost of the additional public safety required for events like pub crawls and consider passing that burden onto the organizers and the bars, instead of the department itself.

Watch the full discussion below.

Watch Live Video

Starting at noon July 18, watch live video as Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Muriel Bowser, the Democratic nominee for mayor of the District of Columbia.

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