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Global Sound, Local Impact: Son Jarocho In The Nation’s Capital

Every week, an eclectic group gathers in a cramped community center in Mount Pleasant to learn and play traditional folk music from Mexico's Caribbean coast.

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The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

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Does It Make Sense For D.C. To Host The 2024 Summer Olympics?

Now that D.C. is on the US Olympic Committee's short list for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, we weigh the pros and cons of the torch coming to the nation's capital.

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Plea Deal Falls Apart In Chris Brown Assault Case

Singer Chris Brown was close to a plea deal in his assault case that would have kept him out of jail, but the talks have fallen apart because prosecutors and defense attorneys can't agree on what the singer would acknowledge happened last year.
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Interview: Carol Schwartz Talks Education, Running For Mayor And Her Party Affiliation

Even though we're months away from D.C.'s mayoral election, the race has gotten more interesting over the past couple of weeks, with former council member and mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz announcing she's making another run this year.
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Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. In Protest Against Ridesharing Services

A caravan of D.C. taxicab drivers led by members of the local Teamsters union shut down several blocks downtown on Wednesday as they delivered a petition to the D.C. Council calling for ridesharing services to cease and desist.

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Maryland Republican Moves To Block D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization

A House committee approved an amendment on Wednesday that would undo the marijuana decriminalization bill passed in the District in March.

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Storify: D.C. Cabbies Clog The Roads En Route To Uber Protest

D.C. cabbies say ridesharing companies skirt the same regulations to which they are subject every day — they took to the roads Wednesday to demand a change.

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Former Ward 1 Candidate Pleads Guilty To Shadow Campaign Charges

Another D.C. Council candidate has been charged with taking part in an illegal campaign finance scheme that was orchestrated by businessman Jeffrey Thompson: Jeff Smith, who ran in Ward 1 in 2010.
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How Do D.C., Maryland And Virginia Compare On Family-Friendly Laws?

In the region, D.C. offers the most expansive protections for pregnant women and young families, while Maryland and Virginia fall far behind.

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