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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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Poetry Behind Bars: The Lines That Save Lives — Sometimes Literally

Words Unlocked, a poetry contest for juveniles in corrections, has drawn more than 1,000 entries. Its judge, Jimmy Santiago Baca, says it was a poetry book that helped him survive his own prison term.
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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
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Trump And Cruz Campaign At California GOP Convention

The remaining Republican presidential candidates have been making their case at the party's state convention. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler explains the divisions on display among Republicans.
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'The Guardian' Launches New Series Examining Online Abuse

A video was released this week where female sports journalists were read abusive online comments to their face. It's an issue that reaches far beyond that group, and The Guardian is taking it on in a series called "The Web We Want." NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with series editor Becky Gardiner and writer Nesrine Malik, who receives a lot of online abuse.

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