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Conservative Group Wants Referendum On Maryland Transgender Discrimination Bill

The "Fairness For All Marylanders Act" offers transgender residents protections from job and housing discrimination, but conservatives want to overturn the bill via referendum, citing issues with changes to provisions governing bathrooms.

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Your Turn: Voter ID Laws Suffer Blow, Changes Coming to Pepco

On Wednesday, nuclear energy giant Exelon bought energy utility Pepco, sparking hopes of improved service for local residents. It's 'your turn' to weigh in on those and other stories in the news.

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Buyer Beware: General Mills and Arbitration Clauses

General Mills found itself in a media storm when it changed its legal policy, waiving the customer's right to sue if they have "liked" the company on Facebook or bought the product. We look at what consumers need to know.

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Ruling Sets Up Extradition Of Charles Severance To Virginia

The West Virginia Supreme Court denied a stay of extradition for Charles Severance, who is wanted for questioning in the investigation of three unsolved murders in Alexandria.

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Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Soon Cost Twice As Much

In an effort to ensure the safety of students, Montgomery County may soon double the fines for passing a school bus.

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Lawmakers Still Deadlocked Over Medicaid In Virginia

With no sign of compromise on Medicaid, some Virginia legislators are now openly speaking of blowing the July 1 deadline on a possible government shutdown.
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Mesh Networks and Spying Online

We learn about the potential uses for off-the-grid systems both overseas and in the U.S.

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Norton Wary Of Congressional Hearing On D.C. Marijuana Law

Congressional Republicans have opted to hold a hearing on D.C.'s marijuana decriminalization bill, and D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton promises to defend it.

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Undocumented Immigrants Still Face Deportation, With Or Without Criminal Record

President Barack Obama has given officers in the Department of Homeland Security the discretion to stay the deportation of non-violent undocumented immigrants, but people like Catia Paz Alvarez still find themselves being shuffled out of the country.

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Uber On Defensive As Regulators Weigh New Rules

A series of high profile accidents across the country have called into question the insurance policies held by UberX drivers, especially in light of a hearing later this week on proposed regulations for ridesharing services.