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Activists Gather At White House To Protest Immigration Proposal

Hundreds of immigrant-rights activists protested outside the White House on the eve of President Obama’s request that Congress fund the rapid deportation of tens of thousands of Central American children detained after crossing the border illegally.
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D.C. Council Weighs Ban On Conversion Therapy For Minors

A prohibition on the controversial practice of "conversion therapy," aimed at changing someone's sexual orientation, for those under the age of 18 has been proposed in the District.

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Park Service Restrictions Will Force Changes To Folklife Festival

Fans of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and other events on the National Mall are calling for changes to the National Park Service's new restrictions that could change the character of events on "America's front yard."

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Judge: Former Attorney General Can't Testify In McDonnell Case

A federal judge is refusing to allow a former Virginia attorney general to testify as an expert witness in former Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption trial.
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Scottish Independence Vote

On September 18, Scotland's voters will go to the polls to cast ballots on a big question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" After 307 years of a formal union with England, its neighbor to the North is considering a split. We...

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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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Redskins Pride Caucus

A group of four Virginia lawmakers has formed a Redskins Pride Caucus to give fans and ticket holders a voice. Co-founder and state delegate David Ramadan joins Kojo to explain why he supports the Redskins name.

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McAuliffe Considers Next Move On Virginia Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Republicans have effectively blocked the expansion of Medicaid in the commonwealth, but political analysts don't expect Gov. Terry McAuliffe to back off now.

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Virginia Lawmakers Question Logic Behind Ethics Panel Veto

Bipartisan ethics legislation was vetoed last week by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said the bill didn't go far enough. Now many state lawmakers are calling that logic into question.

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