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New Insights Into The Underground Sex Economy

A new landmark study by the Urban Institute explores the economics of the sex industry in Washington, D.C., and seven other major cities.

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Maryland Senate Votes To Close Sexual Abuse Loophole

Legislation that passed the Maryland Senate would extend a prohibition on sexual conduct between students and teachers to part-time teachers and school employees.

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To Bring Marijuana To Maryland, Decriminalization Has Strongest Prospects

Advocates of medical marijuana programs have been stymied in this year's legislation session in Annapolis, but decriminalization of the plant still has a chance of passing.

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Marijuana Lobby Ramps Up Efforts On Capitol Hill

The marijuana cause doesn't have that much money yet, but it's making itself known on the Hill.
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Maryland Senate Gives Preliminary Approval To Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

The bill decriminalizes up to 10 grams of marijuana.
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Fair Pay and the Workplace

Although the Equal Pay Act has been on the books since 1963, court decisions over the years have weakened the law, and a culture of secrecy around salaries is still the norm in most workplaces. We explore the complex issues around pay equity.

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Kojo In Your Community: Public Safety In NoMa And Across The District

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins "Kojo In Your Community" to discuss how rapid changes in the NoMa neighborhood and across the city have affected public safety.

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U.S. Attorney Pushes Forward In D.C. Shadow Campaign Probe

A prominent D.C. businessman on Monday admitted to financing an illegal shadow campaign to support Vincent Gray in the city's 2010 mayoral election. We explore the specific accusations made by the prosecutors in the case, and their implications for D.C.'s political system.

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D.C. Shadow Campaign Leader Charged In Federal Court

The man at the center of D.C.'s 2010 shadow campaign scandal was formally charged this morning in federal court. We get the latest update from WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden and Politics Hour Analyst Tom Sherwood.

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D.C. Hobbyists Navigate The Uncertain Skies Of Drone Flight

A large group of amateur and professional drone users call the D.C. area home, and they're committed to putting a positive face on flying robots.