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Military Tactics and Reporters Rights in Ferguson, MO

Six days after an unarmed black 18-year-old was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, the small city in the suburbs of St. Louis is in the national spotlight. The shooting immediately raised troubling questions about race and the criminal...

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"Citizen Canine" The Evolution of Our Pets

Cats and dogs have become such a part of the family fabric that in many households, they're akin to children. "Science" journalist David Grimm joins Kojo to talk about how our connections to pets are changing laws, industries, and lives.

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Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Ban On Assault Rifles, Large Ammunition Clips

Gun owners, gun rights groups and gun retailers had sued the state of Maryland, saying the ban on 45 assault rifles and large ammunition clips was unconstitutional. A federal judge in Maryland disagreed.
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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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