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Efforts To Curb The Nation’s Deadly Heroin Epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control reported the number of Americans who died from heroin overdoses quadrupled in the decade ending in 2013. We look at what's behind the nation's surge in heroin addiction and what some communities are doing to fight back.

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Fairfax Police Commission Calls For A Change To Department's Closed Culture

Public officials in Virginia — and in Fairfax County in particular — have a problem when it comes to transparency. A commission outlined the problem for the county police during a public meeting Monday night.

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McAuliffe Names Longtime Fairfax County Judge To Va. Supreme Court

Jane Marum Roush, known for presiding over the trials of Charles Severance and Lee Boyd Malvo, among others, would replace Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr., who is retiring soon.

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Priorities For President Obama's Remaining Time In Office

A lame duck, with diminished power to get anything done: This is how many had expected to describe President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. But Obama has had a string of recent victories, and now, he’s setting his sights on other issues. We look at the president's evolution and his political priorities for the remainder of his term.

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Critics Outline 'Crisis Of Confidence' Between Fairfax County Police, Public

A commission created earlier this year to review the Fairfax County Police Department's conduct in several high-profile cases has some harsh criticism to deliver.

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As Capitol Hill Debates 'Sanctuary Cities,' D.C. Comes Under Scrutiny

Under a bill introduced by a Texas Republican this week, D.C. would have to abandon its longstanding policy of limiting cooperation with federal agencies on immigration enforcement.
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The Politics Hour - July 24, 2015

D.C. Council Member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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In Petworth, Residents Fight A Developer — And The Developer Fights Back

A fight between a developer and a group of residents in the Grant Circle area of Petworth has prompted a $25 million lawsuit and allegations that the residents used the city's historic designation process to stop the renovation of three rowhouses.
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A Conversation With Richard Cordray, Head Of The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

On the fifth anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, we talk with the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Frederick County Debates Whether To Say 'Hasta Luego' To English-Only Policy

English has been the county's official language since 2012, meaning that official documents are not translated into other languages. Opponents say it's really an anti-immigration statement, and they argued that point at a hearing Tuesday night.

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