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Lawmakers Praise Patent Office For Canceling Redskins Trademarks

Some legislators on Capitol Hill say the U.S. Patent Office did the right thing when it voted to revoke several Redskins trademarks, deeming them offensive.
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The Benghazi Raid: Legal and International Fallout

Kojo explores the legal and international fallout from the weekend capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.

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Immigration Crisis: Kids Crossing the Border

A surge of children crossing the U.S. border from Central America is bringing new scrutiny to the treatment of detained migrants. We discuss the debate about the reasons for the wave of young arrivals.

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Redskins Stripped Of Trademarks

Kojo explores the fallout from the ruling by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the Redskins' trademarks.

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Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

A United States Patent Office board has ruled against the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, canceling six trademark registrations on the grounds that they are disparaging to Native Americans.

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McAuliffe Likely To Go To Battle Over Virginia Budget

One provision in the new Republican budget makes it more difficult for Governor McAuliffe to expand health insurance coverage, taking aim at one of his key priorities.
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Marijuana Decriminalized In Maryland, But What About Paraphernalia?

It's now legal to possess small amounts of marijuana in Maryland, but as Montgomery County lawmakers note, it's still illegal to posses the paraphernalia used to smoke it.

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Lawmakers Say Wage Bump, Prison Reform Needed To Help Area Fathers

Many fathers in the D.C. area are spending time in prison instead of with their families thanks to mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenses — something lawmakers would like to see changed.

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The Debate Over Tenure for Teachers

A judge last week struck down teacher tenure laws in California in a case likely to reverberate around the country. Kojo explores the notion that tenure protects educators at the expense of students.

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Budget, Restriction On Medicaid Expansion

After months of delays, the Virginia Senate adopted a state budget on Thursday night, including an amendment that prevents Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.