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Deep Learning And Artifical Intelligence

Earlier this month Google's DeepMind artificial intelligence program beat a top professional player in the complex game of Go. New frontiers in machine learning and what computers are now able to teach themselves.

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For This Off-Field Dispute, The Orioles And Nats Have Called In A Mediator

The long-running television dispute between the two Major League Baseball teams is heading to mediation.

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David Cole: "Engines Of Liberty: The Power Of Citizen Activists To Make Constitutional Law"

In his new book, legal scholar David Cole says citizen activists are the true drivers of constitutional change.

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A Look At Voter Access Across The U.S.

Thousands of voters waited hours to cast ballots in recent Western state primaries. And this year 16 states will have new voting restrictions for the first time in a presidential election. A look at access to voting across the U.S.

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D.C. Women Facing Federal Prison Don't Get Fair Shake, Says Report

With no federal prison for women nearby, women from D.C. facing time face the prospect of a long detention far from home, according to a report from the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

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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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