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D.C. Updates Police Body Camera Policy After Terrence Sterling Shooting

D.C. is requiring police officers to verbally acknowledge that their body cameras are turned on before responding to a call, following the fatal shooting of motorcyclist that wasn’t caught on video.

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Scholar Akhil Reed Amar On Turning To The Constitution To Confront The Issue Of Our Time

Constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar likes to call himself a constitutional journalist - someone in the unique position to understand and interpret the biggest issues of our day through the lens of the Constitution. His new book is "The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era".

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With The McDonnell Case Closed, What's The Future Of The "Virginia Way"?

Federal prosecutors will not retry former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell –or his wife, Maureen– on corruption charges. What does the decision mean for political culture in the commonwealth?

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The Politics Hour - September 9, 2016

Metro ridership drops as Safetrack ramps up. Maryland's governor sees a backlash over pushing back school start dates. Outgoing D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier describes the District's judicial system as "beyond broken."

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LISTEN: Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler On The Bob McDonnell Case

Federal prosecutors have decided they won't retry former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges. Georgetown University law professor Paul Butler explains how a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June affected the case.

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Federal Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell

U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's office said Thursday that prosecutors will not pursue another trial in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned the former governor's corruption conviction.

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What Turmoil At Fox News May Mean For Journalism, Television News And The Conservative Agenda

A $20 million dollar pay-out to settle sex harassment allegations at Fox News and the abrupt departure of long-time host Greta Van Susteren: What ongoing turmoil at the network may mean for journalism, television news and the conservative agenda.

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Fears, Questions — And Now A Lawsuit — From Tenants At Silver Spring Apartments

Tenants affected by a deadly natural gas explosion at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring are filing a lawsuit against the management of the complex and seeking assurances that the remaining buildings are safe.

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Fast Casual Or Fast Food? Why It Matters In D.C.

Up until recently, Burger King and Cava Grill were the same kind of restaurant according to D.C.'s zoning rules. That changes this week.

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Two Views On The Jim Crow South And Its Legacy Today (Rebroadcast)

Two perspectives on life in the Jim Crow South: how white children learned to believe that black Americans were inferior and the crushing conditions that motivated millions of African Americans to move from the South in search of a better life.

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