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Maryland Senate Pulls Together A Tweaked Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate version expands the number of would-be licensed growers of medical marijuana, but regulates them more closely than a House bill.
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal On Detention Of Frederick Immigrant

The nation's highest court refused to hear an appeal that found that Roxanna Santos, an undocumented immigrant, was illegally detained by Frederick County police in 2008.

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Old Dominion Boat Club Strikes Deal With City Of Alexandria

The boat club will get $5 million and a new spot on Prince Street, and the city will get a public plaza on King Street.
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NFLer Brian Banks To Speak At UVA About Innocence Project

Former NFL linebacker Brian Backs saw his career derailed by a wrongful conviction, and is now backing an organization that helps the innocent at an event at the University of Virginia.

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A Renewed Search For Joseph Kony

President Barack Obama ordered a new push in the hunt for the warlord Joseph Kony in Uganda, sending U.S. military aircraft for the first time.

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Compromise Or Fight? Alexandria Boat Club Takes Vote

Alexandria city officials have threatened to seize parking spots from the Old Dominion Boat Club using eminent domain, and now the club's members are voting whether to take a compromise or fight back.

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Officials Getting Out The Word On New Virginia Voter ID Law

A new voter ID law in the Commonwealth of Virginia will restrict the types of identification that can be used at the polls, and state officials are trying to get out the word to the voting public.

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Lawmakers Blame Each Other For Collapse Of Unemployment Benefits Plan

While legislators mull other options, millions of Americans still don't know whether they'll get their unemployment checks.
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D.C. Decoded: Open Data, Open Government?

All D.C. residents are expected to abide by the D.C. Code. But until recently, most residents didn't have direct online access to the code itself.

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Ahead Of Special Session, Still No Movement On Medicaid Funds In Virginia

The question of accepting federal Medicaid funds is part of what prompted Virginia lawmakers to call for a special session on the budget, but so far there has been little movement.