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The Politics Hour - October 2, 2015

Federal officials inject themselves in the debate over Metro safety. Maryland state lawmakers spar over early voting sites in Montgomery County. And Pope Francis' representatives in D.C. make a last-minute plea for a death row inmate in Virginia.

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On The Docket: A Supreme Court Preview

Kojo explores the pivotal cases on the Supreme Court's docket this term and finds out how Court dynamics inside –- and outside –- the courtroom could impact cases.

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Planned Parenthood And The Debate Over Fetal Tissue Research

Planned Parenthood's president testifies before Congress on the controversial videos that feature employees discussing fetal tissue research. We look at how the political fight over funding for Planned Parenthood is drawing attention to the medical uses of fetal tissue.

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Banned Books Week: Censorship Versus Common Sense?

Debates about banning books in the United States often conjure up images of bygone eras. By they're far from a thing of the past ...

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President Obama At The UN And Prospects For US Cooperation With Russia In Syria

This week, President Barack Obama is addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. We look at new tests for U.S. leadership, prospects for cooperation in Syria and the fight against ISIS.

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U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin On Iran, New Leadership On Capitol Hill

With the impending departure of House Speaker John Boehner, changes are afoot in Congress. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) joins us to examine new leadership, a new budget and the Iran deal.

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Pricing A Lifesaving Medicine

A pharmaceutical executive recently ignited a conversation about the fairness of drug pricing when he tried to raise the cost of a lifesaving drug by 5000 percent. We speak with a medical historian about the economics of drug pricing, and why "generic" doesnt guarantee competition.

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Death Of Natasha McKenna Raises Question: Is Excited Delirium A Real Medical Condition?

After Natasha McKenna died in custody in Fairfax County, her official cause of death was listed as "excited delirium" — a condition many medical professionals don't recognize.
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Synthetic Drugs: What's Behind The Nationwide Surge In Related Crime And Overdoses (Rebroadcast)

Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.

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Federal Court Picks Expert To Aid In Virginia Redistricting

Bernard Grofman, an economics and political science professor at the University of California, Irvine, will assist the federal judicial panel that will redraw Virginia's congressional district map.

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