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The Politics Hour - July 25, 2014

President Barack Obama publicly declares support for D.C. statehood. Prince George's county lawmakers move to allow voters to decide on whether term limits there should be loosened. And Arlington County's board moves to pay for a streetcar project without federal funding. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Featured Clip: Catania Says Land Swap Not Necessary For New Soccer Stadium

DC Mayoral candidate and council member David Catania (I) is against a proposed land swap at the heart of the negotiations around the city's new soccer stadium, saying Friday it was not "a necessary ingredient" in moving the project forward.

On Kojo Nnamdi's Friday Politics Hour, Catania criticized Mayor Vincent Gray's plan to trade the Reeves Center at 14th and U Streets NW for the parcels of land needed to build the stadium, saying he didn't put stock in "selling one of the family jewels" as part of the negotiations.

Watch the discussion below.

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Watch our full interview with D.C. mayoral candidate David Catania.

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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