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U.S. Diplomatic Ties To Ethiopia

In the Horn of Africa, solid U.S.-Ethiopia relations have been one constant in a region often beset by turmoil. We talk with current and former U.S. ambassadors to Ethiopia about the deep ties to the U.S., and where the two countries sometimes agree to disagree.

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Same-Sex Marriage In Virginia

Last week a federal judge in Norfolk, Va., struck down the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage. We consider the implications of the ruling and find out where the case goes from here.

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Federal Judge Declares Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's decision Thursday makes Virginia the second state in the South to have a ban on gay marriages overturned. 

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Environmental Groups Sue WSSC Over Plant

Environmental groups are claiming that a WSSC water filtration plant in Potomac is polluting area waterways.

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More School Bus Cameras May Be On The Way In Montgomery County

Montgomery County installed cameras on some school buses to catch those who fail to stop, and now lawmakers are saying more are likely on the way.

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Should Maryland Bars Be Held Accountable For Over-Serving?

The family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in 2008 by a drunk driver is calling on Maryland lawmakers to amend the law so bars and restaurants can be held liable for overserving people who get behind the wheel impaired.

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Analysis: Family Of Miriam Carey Pursues Justice With U.S. Capitol Police

The family of Miriam Carey, the women was shot and killed late last year after a high-speed chase near the Capitol building, is suing police. Roll Call's David Hawkings weighs in on the prospects for that case.

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Maryland Lawmakers Revisit Court Ruling Deeming Pit Bulls 'Inherently Dangerous'

Pit bulls are deemed "inherently dangerous" in Maryland, which raises a host of potential liability problems for their owners.

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Mills Family Wants D.C. Fire Dept. To Be Held Accountable

The family of the 77-year-old man who died after collapsing across the street from a D.C. firehouse are calling for justice, and for the firefighters who refused to help to be fired.

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Judge In Virginia Gay Marriage Case Has Diverse Resume

The background of the judge who holds the fate of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage in her hand offers few clues on which side of the issue she might rule.