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Sorting political fact from fiction, and having fun while we're at it. DC residents will decide in November whether to take the next step--legalizing marijuana. The trail of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell wraps up. And taxi app companies Uber and Lyft get a boost in Virginia, but hit roadblocks in Maryland. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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DC Mayoral Candidate Carol Schwartz (Independent) said Friday she's being underestimated by the media as the race heats up heading toward November's elections.

She pointed to recent articles that say she has no chance of winning, and a poll that left her name off of a question that asked voters which candidate they would prefer.

For the full discussion, watch below.

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Independent D.C. mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz joins us in studio. Watch live video of our conversation below.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 27, 2015

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Beef Packers Block Plan To Revive Growth-Promoting Drug

Beef processors continue to block efforts to bring back Zilmax, a drug that makes cattle put on weight faster. Is it because they're concerned about animal welfare, or beef exports?
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Plan To Limit License Plate Tracking In Virginia Gets Bipartisan Support

Technology allows Virginia police officers to scan the license plates of passing drivers, but lawmakers want to limit how long they're allowed to hold onto that information.

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Facebook Suffers Self-Inflicted Outage

A Facebook statement said the disruption was caused by a technical change it made to the site and wasn't a cyberattack. The outage lasted an hour.

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