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Before It Was Legal Nationally, Here's How Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal Locally

Same-sex marriage is now permitted in all 50 states, but before Friday's Supreme Court ruling, it was already permitted in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State Introduced Again In U.S. Senate

Fancy living in a state called New Columbia? A bill that would make the District the 51st state has been introduced once again the U.S. Senate, though with Republicans in control, the odds of passage are slim.

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The Supreme Court Rules on King v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this morning that the federal government may continue to provide tax subsidies to lower income individual and families who signed up for health insurance on federally run health exchanges. Join us for an update on the decision and its implications

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Subsidies

President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been upheld by the Supreme Court in a 6-3 ruling preserving health insurance for millions of Americans.

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The Confederate Flag: History And Modern-Day Connotations

A growing number of state and business leaders are pushing to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces and stores. A look at the history of the flag and its modern day connotations.

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Federal Intervention Needed For Maryland's Congressional Map, Group Says

The map of Maryland's congressional districts is a "national embarrassment," says a conservative watchdog group, and it's asking the federal courts to weigh in.

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The Greek Debt Crisis And The Threat To The Eurozone

Greece offers its creditors what's been called a last-ditch bail-out plan: The latest on the debt crisis and its ongoing threat to the eurozone.

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Fairfax County Could Crack Down On Car-Title Loans, Seen As Predatory

Up and down Richmond Highway, the business of car-title lending is booming. The idea is simple: Hand over the title of your car and get a loan. But some people say the terms of those loans are predatory.
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Can Virginia Loosen Its Notoriously Tight FOIA Exemptions?

The commonwealth is notoriously stingy when it comes to turning over documents and communications from state employees — something that an advisory committee is hoping to change as part of a three-year project.