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Q&A: Roll Call's Bridget Bowman On Congressional Use Of D.C.'s Health Insurance Exchange

More than 13,000 employees of the U.S. Congress are using the District of Columbia's health insurance exchange for small businesses. A Roll Call reporter talks about why that's so, and what legal troubles the setup is facing.

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Top Advocate For D.C. Marijuana Legalization Says His Shop Will Return

With marijuana legalization in effect Thursday morning in D.C., the man behind the law says he's going into business again.

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Marijuana Becomes Legal In D.C., Though No Green Rush Expected

At 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning marijuana became legal in the District, putting the nation's capital alongside Colorado, Washington state and Alaska on the list of jurisdictions across the U.S. that have loosened their pot laws.
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Sale Of Pets From 'Puppy Mills' Facing Tighter Restrictions Under Virginia Bill

The bill limits pet shops to selling dogs that were obtained from humane societies, public or private animal shelters and qualified breeders.
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Lethal Injection Bill Fails In Virginia House Of Delegates

Legislation to secure the three-drug cocktail used in the state's executions by lethal injection failed in the state house, as lawmakers want to wait on a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the practice.

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Maryland Moves Toward Renewing Race, Gender Data Collection In Police Stops

The legislation has been in place since 2001, and supporters say it has led to a drop in racial profiling by police.

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Republican Leader Warns Bowser Not To Legalize Pot In D.C.

A Republican leader on Tuesday warned D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser that implementing a marijuana legalization law would be considered a "knowing and willful violation of the law."
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Here's Just About Everything You Need To Know About Pot Legalization In D.C.

With pot now legal in D.C., this is what you need to know about what is and isn't allowed.
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D.C. Area Activists Await Outcome Of Legal Battle On Deportation Protections

A federal judge moved to block President Barack Obama's executive action to extend deportation protection to millions of undocumented immigrants Monday, prompting an anxious response from local immigrants and activists.

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Bill On Cigarette Trafficking Faces A Divide Within Virginia GOP

A Republican in Virginia's Senate wants to tweak rules for cigarette retailers — and put cigarette sales under a different regulator — to help halt trafficking, but his colleagues on the House side recommended killing the legislation.

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