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Betting on the Lottery

Americans spent $1.5 billion in the frenzy over last week’s Mega Millions lottery. When the dust cleared there were three winning tickets. Forty-three states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate in the...

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Virginia Senate Entrenched In Budget Standoff

The standoff over Virginia's budget shows no signs of breaking in the State Senate, although it appears progress is being made in the House.

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Backlash Over Eurozone Austerity Measures

The Dutch government falls and Spain slips back into recession. Fallout from German-imposed austerity measures and new concerns over eurozone economies

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'Robo-signing' And Deceptive Foreclosure Practices

The foreclosure crisis has led to a backlog of foreclosed properties nationwide, and five banks have been accused of using deceptive foreclosure tactics, including "robosigning" to move those processes along more quickly. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler talked with Kojo Nnamdi about the abuses that took place, and how they affected Marylanders.

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Loudoun School Board Eliminates 70 Jobs In Next Year's Budget

Loudoun County Schools will eliminate 70 positions next year under a budget passed Tuesday night. The board also decided to delay implementation of full-day kindergarten for at least another year.

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O'Malley Wants Maryland's Counties To Help With Teacher Pensions

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing to shift some of the state's cost burden of teacher pensions to the county governments.

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D.C. Job Training Funds Went To Firms In Legal Trouble

Some of D.C.'s job training dollars have been going to some questionable outside contractors, a look at city records shows. In other cases, it's difficult to find where the money went at all. 

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McDonnell Proposes Removing 20 Unfunded Mandates

Virginia's governor is proposing to get rid of 20 of the unfunded mandates the state currently imposes on local governments -- everything from removing requirements for contract bid advertisements in newspapers to lengthening the time for FOIA request responses. 

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Audit Shows $34,000 From Gray Campaign To Staffer

An audit of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's transition and inaugural finances shows thousands of dollars in payments to a campaign staffer whose actions are being scrutinized in a federal investigation.

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IRS Owes 345 D.C. Residents Tax Refunds

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for more than 300 D.C. residents, but perhaps not for the reasons you'd think.

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