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Maureen McDonnell Wants Conviction Overturned, Or At Least A New Trial

The former Virginia first lady says a recent appeals court decision rejecting her husband's request to overturn his corruption convictions shouldn't mean her own appeal suffers the same fate.

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Women And Sustainable Farming

pOn Food Wednesday, we explore the ways our agricultural system has become unsustainable and unethical, and why the growing number of female farmers may be part of the solution./p

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El Salvador's Ambassador To The United States

We chat with El Salvador's ambassador to the United States, and WAMU 88.5 reporter Armando Trull about the complex web of stories connecting that country to the Washington region.

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The Controversy Over Hillary Clinton's Emails

Democratic candidate for president Hillary Clinton has turned over to federal authorities a server containing thousands of emails from her time as secretary of state. We take a look at what's in the emails and how the controversy is affecting her presidential campaign.

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Officer Charged In John Geer Shooting Is Denied Bail, Collapses In Courtroom

Adam Torres fainted Wednesday morning after being denied bail and as a judge scheduled a December trial on charges that Torres wrongfully shot and killed 46-year-old John Geer of Springfield in a standoff triggered by a domestic dispute call.

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Martin Clark's The Jezebel Remedy

pWe talk with bestselling author and Virginia native Martin Clark about his legal thriller, The Jezebel Remedy, and find out what inspires his richly woven plots./p
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Renewed Calls For Criminal Justice Reform In The U.S.

Sentencing laws have been filling U.S. prisons with nonviolent drug offenders for decades. President Barack Obama has made reform a priority in his remaining time in office — and there’s bipartisan support. A look at proposals for criminal justice reform in the U.S.

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Virginia Special Session Ends Abruptly After Bitter Feuding

Virginia lawmakers ended a knock-down, drag-out fight Monday without drawing new congressional maps or filling a vacancy on the state Supreme Court. But Democrats got what they wanted.
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D.C. Council Member Proposes Decriminalizing Sex Work

"If you continue to arrest women or men involved in commercical sex work, you are just spinning your wheels — you are not really addressing the real issues on the table," says D.C. Council member David Grosso.
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Prince George's Purple Line Deal, And More, With Robert McCartney Of 'The Washington Post'

The columnist discusses transportation news in Maryland, as well as Gov. Larry Hogan's approach to immigration policy, and the machinations around filling a vacant state Supreme Court seat in Virginia.

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