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D.C. Lawmakers Scramble To Respond To Ruling On Gun Ban

D.C.'s attorney general has asked for a stay on a ruling striking down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home, and D.C. lawmakers say they will return from summer recess to address the gun laws.

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Federal Court Strikes Down Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A three-judge panel on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is at odds with the constitution.

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D.C. Gun Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled D.C.'s ban on handguns unconstitutional, effective immediately. Kojo explores the status of the right to bear arms in the District.

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Cardin Likens Voting Ban For Felons To Jim Crow Laws

Lawmakers say a bill granting the vote to felons who have served their time is intended to address a racial divide in voter eligibility.

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Judge Strikes Down D.C. Ban On Handguns Outside Home

D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns outside the home was struck down by a federal judge on Saturday as unconstitutional — a ruling that will likely be appealed by the city.

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Proposed Maryland Law Would Treat Arcades Like Casinos

The law was originally pitched to stop Internet cafes from operating backroom online gambling operations.
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With Protest Against Congressman, Activists Take A Stand For D.C. Home Rule

This protest was presumably about marijuana decriminalization, but home rule seemed to be the overarching theme.
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DNA Evidence Exonerates D.C. Man After 25 Years Behind Bars

Kevin Martin, 50, of D.C. has been cleared of rape and murder charges after DNA evidence was unearthed in police archives that connected the crime with another man.

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Judge Says Students, Staff Can Block Corcoran Partition

A judge ruled on Monday that seven current students and one faculty member have standing to challenge the partition of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

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Beretta Gun Factory Leaving Maryland

Iconic weapons maker Beretta says concerns about Maryland's new gun control laws are prompting it to close its factory in Accokeek.