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D.C.'s Proposed Death With Dignity Law Provokes Strong Reactions

Supporters and opponents of D.C.'s Death With Dignity Act packed the council chambers at city hall Friday as the District considers right-to-die legislation.
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For Lawsuit On Va. Political Map, Complicated Testimony And Fresh Precedent

At one point, one of the judges said he thought he understood the details but joked he didn't want to be quizzed later.

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Right-To-Die Bill Brings National Debate To D.C. Council

The Council's health committee is holding a hearing on the "Death With Dignity Act" proposed by Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3).

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Legal Blow: Redskins Lose Latest Trademark Case

Kojo explores what's behind a federal ruling against the Washington Redskins' trademarks, and what it means for the team's plans for a new stadium in our region.

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Jimmy Carter: "A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety"

The 39th U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize winner talks about race relations, money in politics, diplomacy and marriage.

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Election Official Says Letting Non-Citizens Vote In D.C. Elections Would Face Hurdles

A bill that would allow legal permanent residents to vote in D.C. elections has been favorably received by legislators, though some skeptics worry about the logistics of implementing the measure.
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Judge Rules Against Redskins, Says Team Name 'May Disparage' Native Americans

The decision takes the team one step closer to losing its trademark protection over the name, which the judge agreed "may disparage" Native Americans.

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The Effects Of D.C.'s New Tax On E-Cigarettes And Vaping

Local vape shop owners say D.C.'s 70 percent tax on electronic cigarettes will drive them out of business and hurt District residents who use vaping to quit smoking.

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Judges To Decide Whether Virginia District Map Illegally Clusters Black Voters

A panel of federal judges in Alexandria is weighing whether the Virginia House of Delegates illegally grouped black voters into certain legislative districts.
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Sex Offender Registries And Calls For Reform

Sex offender registries are designed to protect the public from pedophiles and others who have committed sexual crimes. But some say those guilty of much lesser offenses don’t belong on the list. We look at sex offender registries and calls for reform

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