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The Gun Control Debate Heats Up Nationally And Locally

Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring recently said the Commonwealth won't recognize the concealed carry permits of two dozen other states. We explore how the national gun control debate will shape the political landscape in the swing state of Virginia as the 2016 presidential race heats up.

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A Local D.C. Restaurateur's New Job: Training D.C. Residents For Work

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently appointed Andy Shallal, the politically-minded owner of local eatery Busboys and Poets, to chair the city's Workforce Investment Council.

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The Future Of Legal Marijuana In The Nation's Capital

A new public debate has emerged over whether the city should allow for the consumption of marijuana in private clubs and establishments.

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Virginia Decision On Out-Of-State Gun Permits Draws Questions From Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is requesting an explanation of Virginia's legal reasoning for not honoring concealed carry firearm licenses from other states.

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D.C. Council Lifts Ban On Private Pot Clubs, And Then Changes Its Mind

Legislators briefly voted to lift a ban on private pot clubs in D.C., but then reversed course when Mayor Muriel Bowser argued that the city has no means to license or regulate the clubs.
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Full Coverage: The Gun Rights Debate

WAMU and NPR stories on gun rights in the D.C. region and nationally.

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President Obama Considers Executive Action On Gun Control

President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey to discuss possible executive action on gun control. We discuss the president's potential moves and the ongoing debate over curbing U.S. gun violence.

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Journalist, Author And MacArthur Fellow Ta-Nehisi Coates (Rebroadcast)

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates was just named a MacArthur Fellow. A conversation with Coates about the devastating effect of mass incarceration on black families and his recent memoir about growing up in inner-city Baltimore.

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Rev. Barry Lynn: "God And Government" (Rebroadcast)

Rev. Barry Lynn has been a central player in the major church-state battles for decades. In his new book he revisits the issues that have defined his career like prayer in public school and reproductive rights.

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Piper Kerman On Her Story That Inspired The Netflix Series "Orange Is The New Black" (Rebroadcast)

As the second season of "Orange Is The New Black" premiers on Netflix, the woman that inspired the series, Piper Kerman, joins Diane to talk about her experience behind bars and her work on prison reform.

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