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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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Funding To Help Buy Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs Entirely Unspent In D.C.

D.C. taxicab companies are required by law to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but while many companies miss the deadlines, money to help them make the transition has not been allocated.

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Clearing The Path For Higher-End Booze At Montgomery County Bars, Restaurants

When it comes to nightlife in the D.C. region, Montgomery County lags behind. But lawmakers there are implementing changes they hope will help make the county a bigger nightlife destination.
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The Economic Crisis in Greece and Implications for the Eurozone

Greek voters go to the polls for an historic referendum on the country's debt crisis. We discuss the future of Greece in the eurozone and implications for global economies.

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Danielle Allen: "Our Declaration" (Rebroadcast)

For the Fourth of July: A fresh reading of the Declaration of Independence, and how ideas of freedom and equality have been interpreted over the years.

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Lawsuit Raises Questions About Animal Dung In Chesapeake Bay

How much animal dung belongs in the Chesapeake Bay? Is the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality doing enough to keep it out? Those questions are at the heart of a lawsuit that a judge in Richmond will hear Thursday.
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Nationwide Implications Of A Supreme Court Ruling On Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court rules that independent commissions can draw state voting lines. What will the decision mean for efforts to curtail gerrymandering across the country?

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In Virginia, July 1 Means A New 'Breeze' Of State Laws

There are two new state songs. Marijuana can now be used for epilepsy. Women can breastfeed in public. And a newly created Ethics Commission will keep begin operations.  Those and other laws signed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe are taking effect.

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Questions Over What To Do With Unused Embryos

For some who use in vitro fertilization to have a baby, more embryos are created than used -- leading to thousands in storage. Complicated legal, moral and personal questions over what to do with unused embryos.

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The Supreme Court And Same Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry, regardless of where they live. We explore the local impact of the decision - and examine the newest decisions from the court, which included actions on the death penalty and redrawing voting boundaries.

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