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Manisha Sinha: "The Slave's Cause: A History Of Abolition"

A new history of the abolition movement that unearths stories of the men and women, blacks and whites who pushed this country to end slavery.

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D.C. Now Has 'Budget Autonomy.' But What Does That Even Mean?

A judge's ruling on the 2013 D.C. budget autonomy referendum means that city officials have wrested more flexibility from Congress on spending the locally raised dollars that make up the majority of the city's budget.
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Debate Over U.S. Re-engagement With Cuba As President Obama Makes A Historic Visit

President Obama travels to Cuba -- the first visit by a U.S. president in almost ninety years. Debate over what re-engaging with the Castro regime and Cuban society could mean for commerce, human rights and politics.

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Package Of Police Reforms Makes Progress In Maryland On 'Crossover Day'

In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, lawmakers convened a workgroup to recommend a slate of reforms to law enforcement — many of which have made it through the House of Delegates so far.

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President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and the political battle ahead.

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Police Officer Ambushes On The Rise

Unprovoked attacks on police officers are on the rise. We discuss the causes and risk factors of ambush assaults.

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The Long Road To Compensating Victims Of Virginia's Eugenics Law

An effort to compensate victims of forced sterilizations is funded and underway.

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New Efforts To Extend Statutes Of Limitations For Sexual Crimes

To help rape victims seek justice, some states are changing laws to allow prosecution decades later. But criminal defense attorneys say this will lead to the conviction of innocent people. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about the debate over extending statutes of limitations for sexual assault.

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Update On Talks To End The War In Syria

Syria’s civil war has raged for nearly five years claiming the lives of more than 270,000 people and forcing an estimated 11 million to flee their homes. A panel of experts joins Diane to discuss why some say this week's talks in Geneva offer a real chance for a political resolution.

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Partial Ban On 'Neonic' Pesticides, Believed To Be Bee Killer, Passes Maryland Senate

Controversial neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be a contributor to honey-bee colony collapse disorder, prompting the Maryland Senate to pass a partial ban on the substances.

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