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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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Businessman's Assistant Testifies In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife is testifying for the prosecution.
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McDonnell To Testify In His Own Defense In Virginia Corruption Trial

The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen continues Wednesday, following a day of opening statements where the jury learned the McDonnell would testify in his own defense, including the reading of a personal letter written to his wife.
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Activists Protest Federal Minimum Wage, Saying Increase Doesn't Cut It

Protestors gathered outside Union Station to protest what they consider a paltry federal minimum-wage hike.
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Judge Postpones Ruling On D.C. Gun Ban

D.C.'s gun ban is back temporarily: In response to Mayor Gray and D.C. Police's request for a stay, Judge Frederick Scullin has agreed to postpone last weekend's ruling for 90 days.

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