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The Politics Hour - August 15, 2014

Judges pave the way for Virginia counties to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Maryland's comptroller launches an effort to make summer longer for students - and businesses. And D.C.'s attorneys ask a judge to order the sale of a troubled housing complex in Southeast Washington. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Elissa Silverman On Why She's Running Independent

Elissa Silverman told Kojo why she's running as an Independent for the at-large seat on the DC Council, instead of as a Democrat, as she did in 2013.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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7 Things To Know About Presidential Appointments To The Supreme Court

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West Point Students' Plan To Counter ISIS Online Strategy

The State Department sponsored a contest to find the best ways to combat ISIS propaganda online. A group of cadets from West Point got second prize. Rachel Martin speaks with team member CJ Drew.

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