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Ongoing Rollout Challenges For The Affordable Care Act

Two days after the administration's deadline for fixing Healthcare.gov, Diane and her guests get an update on the federal website for health insurance shopping, other rollout challenges and political risks for both parties going forward.

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U.S. Bishops Face A Lawsuit Over Abortion Policies At Roman Catholic Hospitals

The ACLU is suing U.S. Catholic bishops over anti-abortion policies that it claims endanger women’s lives. Diane and her guest discuss the legal rights of pregnant women at Roman Catholic hospitals.

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Judge Orders Retraining Of Disabled Army Veteran Justin Slaby

A federal judge in Virginia says the FBI must start retraining an Army veteran who won a discrimination lawsuit against the bureau.

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Boardwalk Musicians Win Civil Suit In Ocean City

A musician in Ocean City won a civil suit this week that will ensure that boardwalk performers can ply their trade without fear of harassment.

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New Efforts To Limit NSA Surveillance Powers

A Senate committee bill permits the NSA to continue its dragnet approach to surveillance. But many argue routine record collection should be outlawed. Diane and her guests discuss the limits of privacy, liberty and national security.

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New State Laws On Juvenile Justice

In a reversal of the tough-on-crime legislation of the late 1980s and 1990s, 23 states have enacted laws that aim to keep juveniles out of adult prisons and court systems. A panel discusses a range of factors, including suicides by youths in adult jails as well as the cost of adult prisons, that have led to new legislation across the country.

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Washington Dysfunction And The U.S. Constitution

There's widespread agreement that our government is not working well. Legal scholars debate the causes of dysfunction in Washington and how the U.S. Constitution plays a role.

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Implications For New Filibuster Rules In The Senate

The Senate approved the most fundamental change to its filibuster rules in more than a generation. Diane and her guests discuss what the new “majority rules” mean for presidential nominees and legislation moving forward.

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Court Watch Montgomery Works To Protect Victims Of Domestic Violence

Montgomery County courts do a reasonably good job ensuring the safety of victims of domestic violence, but one group thinks more can be done, and released a list of recommendations.

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Gray Signs Bill Granting Driver's Licenses To Undocumented Immigrants

Starting next year, people living in the nation's capital who don't have legal permission to reside in the United States will be able to get driver's licenses.

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