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Maryland's Assault Weapons Ban Cast In Doubt By Court Ruling

A federal appeals court Thursday sent a lower court decision on Maryland's gun control law back for review, a potential  blow to the assault weapons ban in the state.

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Pop-ups, Parking, and Mom-and-Pop Shops: New Zoning Rules for the District

The term "zoning" puts many to sleep, but new rules in the District address hot-button issues: adding floors to row-houses, renting out English basements, and parking minimums for new apartment buildings. We consider how the regulations will affect local neighborhoods, and how they compare to nearby jurisdictions.

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Julian Borger: "The Butcher's Trail: How The Search For Balkan War Criminals Became The World's Most Successful Manhunt"

After the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, the international community identified 161 suspected war criminals. Fourteen years later, every single person on the wanted list had been captured. The Guardian's diplomatic editor recounts one of the most successful manhunts in history.

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The White House And Congress Debate Efforts To Address Puerto Rico's Growing Economic Crisis

Puerto Rico's governor has warned for months that the U.S. territory is in a "death spiral" with its crushing $72 billion debt. Join us to discuss Puerto Rico's financial crisis and new actions being considered by the White House and Congress.

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The Safety Of Local Water Supplies

As the controversy builds around the safety of the water supply in Flint, Mich., we look back at a water crisis that hit Washington a decade ago - and how officials went about fixing it.

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New White House And State Proposals That Aim To Close The Gender Pay Gap

The Obama administration announces new rules for companies aimed at closing the gender pay gap. At the same time, equal pay advocates are introducing legislation in at least twenty-four states. What this could mean for women, businesses and wages.

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David Kaczynski: "Every Last Tie: The Story Of The Unabomber And His Family"

It has been nearly twenty years since the FBI arrested Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, ending his trail of terror that left three dead and dozens injured. The man who tipped off authorities was his own brother. He’ll join us to tell his family’s story.

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A Grand Jury Indicts Two Abortion Opponents Who Made Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood

A grand jury in Texas investigating Planned Parenthood instead indicted two abortion opponents who made undercover videos of the organization. We discuss what makes an undercover investigation criminal and the ongoing political battle over Planned Parenthood's role and funding.

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New Rules For Juveniles In the Criminal Justice System

President Obama announces a ban on solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison. And the Supreme Court rules that prisoners given mandatory life sentences for murder as teenagers can argue for their release. New rules for juveniles in the criminal justice system.

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How Late Is Too Late To Shovel Snow?

When it comes to shoveling snow, D.C. residents have to account for both moral and legal responsibilities.

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