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New Questions About The Future Of Europe As Leaders Discuss The Refugee Crisis

European Union leaders meet at a summit in Brussels while more than ten thousand migrants are trapped in Greece at closed borders. The ongoing refugee crisis and new questions about the future of Europe.

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With Execution Drugs Scarce, Virginia Pols Approve Renewed Use Of Electric Chair

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Monday that would force death row inmates into the electric chair if lethal injection drugs — of which there is currently a shortage — are unavailable.

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Matthew Desmond: "Evicted"

Eviction has increased dramatically in recent decades. The stories of eight families whose lives are transformed by eviction and what they tell us about the relationship between poverty and housing in America.

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McAuliffe Backs Off On FOIA Bill, Hopes Virginia Lawmakers Will Still Keep Death Chamber Secret

Should the state government have the ability to redact whole documents which contain exempt information? Virginia lawmakers have responded emphatically in the negative, and now the governor is backing off plans to amend that bill.

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No Doctor Signoff Required To Change Birth Certificate Under Maryland Transgender Bill

The legislation would allow people who were born in Maryland to make the change on their birth certificates without involving a doctor.

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Censorship Or Common Sense? Bill On Sexually Explicit Books Heads To McAuliffe

It all started when a Fairfax County teacher assigned Toni Morrison's Beloved. That led a parent to approach her member of the House of Delegates, Republican Dave Albo of Springfield.

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Sponsor Of Maryland 'Death With Dignity' Bill Runs Out Of Options

Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to take their own lives has stalled in the Maryland General Assembly for a second straight year, and lawmakers might not consider the issue again anytime soon.

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The Supreme Court Hears A Major Abortion Case For The First Time In Nearly A Decade

For the first time in years, a major abortion case is before the Supreme Court. At issue is whether a new Texas law restricts women’s access to abortion. What the outcome could mean for abortion rights nationwide.

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Why McAuliffe Is At Odds With The Virginia General Assembly On FOIA

A bill aimed at tweaking the commonwealth's Freedom of Information Act to make the state better at transparency has bipartisan support that is rare in the state. We look at why the governor is making changes.

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Your Conversation Is Being Recorded On Maryland Buses — At Least For Now

Some public buses in Maryland are recording audio during the ride, but the General Assembly is considering legislation that would limit when the recording devices can be turned on.

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