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SCOTUS Opinions Revised

Supreme Court opinions affect American lives long after they're published. But they're also often edited without much public notice years judges write them.

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Frederick County Sheriff To Visit Mexican Border On 'Fact-Finding Mission'

A Maryland sheriff whose department was found guilty last year of violating the civil rights of an undocumented immigrant is headed to the U.S.-Mexican border to get a look at the crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the border.

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Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but critics like Council member Mary Cheh say riders this summer may not be covered.

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Congressman Says He'd Support D.C. Marijuana Law If It Echoed Maryland's

Harris' comments could be an end to the dispute between him, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray and supporters of D.C. voting rights, if they're not just the latest chapter.
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House Bound: Baltimore and the Youth Curfew Debate

Starting next month, Baltimore's youth will be subject to one of the strictest curfews in the nation. Kojo explores the public safety and civil rights questions behind keeping kids indoors at night.

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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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