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What Happens If DC Legalizes Marijuana?

This November, Washington voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the District. Kojo explores how Colorado and Washington state have fared since they legalized marijuana in 2012.

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Online Privacy in Court

Kojo explores the state of online privacy and what can and will be used against you in court.

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DCTC Proposes Compromise On Rideshare Hour Limits

The D.C. Council won't be able to weigh in on possible restrictions for ridesharing services until September, but already the D.C. Taxicab Commission is tweaking their proposals to limit drivers of services like Uber in a couple ways.

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Lawmakers Looking To Address Montgomery County's Pawn Problem

Lawmakers in Montgomery County plan to tackle a law on the books for more than three decades in Montgomery County that makes it difficult for customers to trade in electronics to big box stores.

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Montgomery County To Reconsider Dated Pawn Shop Law

The nearly 30-year-old law restricts pawn shops to paying for goods by check only, which is causing unexpected problems in the 21st century.
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Fast Food Wages and the Role of Franchises

A new effort to boost wages for fast food workers is pitting McDonald's and its franchisees against the National Labor Relations Board. We explain the issues and the impact.

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Frederick Sheriff Chuck Jenkins Calls For Militarization Of U.S.-Mexico Border

Following a fact-finding mission to the U.S.-Mexico border, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins of Frederick, Maryland, explains why he advocates the militarization of the border in response to the recent immigration crisis.

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The McDonnell Trial Gets Personal

The trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife on corruption charges got underway in Richmond this week, with the defense team aiming to dispel conspiracy charges with details of a broken marriage.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Metro Challenging Background Check Policy

The lawsuit is focusing on Metro's background check policy, saying it is overly broad and disproportionately disqualifies black applicants.
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Warner Joins Bipartisan Group Targeting Sexual Assaults On College Campuses

The bill would force schools to provide confidential advisors to victims and forbids athletic departments from handling sexual assault cases themselves.

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