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D.C. Goes To Court: Budget Autonomy, Handgun Carry Ban On Docket Today

It'll be a busy day for D.C. in the courts today, as federal judges hear arguments on two separate cases: a budget autonomy referendum and the city's longstanding ban on carrying handguns outside the home.
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Q&A With Journalist Suzanne Pollak About Arrest of Rabbi Barry Freundel

Suzanne Pollak of Washington Jewish Week spoke with WAMU about the arrest of Rabbi Barry Freundel on charges of voyeurism.

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Montgomery County Makes It Easier To Trade-In Old Cellphones

The Montgomery County Council has passed a bill that will likely please many when they upgrade their electronic devices.
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Joan Biskupic: "Breaking In: The Rise Of Sonia Sotomayor"

Veteran court biographer and journalist Joan Biskupic charts the rise of the Supreme Court's first Latina justice, and the mark she's already made on court decisions around hot-button issues like affirmative action.

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Supreme Court Update

The Supreme Court is considering a number of hot-button issues, signaling what might lie ahead for same-sex marriage, voter ID laws and election districts.

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Watch Live Video Of The D.C. Attorney General Candidates Debate

Watch the five D.C. attorney general candidates debate here starting at 7:30 p.m., or catch them tomorrow on WAMU 88.5 at 1 p.m.
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Weddings Abound In Virginia After Same-Sex Marriage Decision

The Supreme Court's decision Monday not to review appeals of same-sex marriage cases in five states opened the way for many couples to formally tie the knot.

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Supreme Court Denies Eastern Shore Maritime Worker Case

The Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on the case of William Dize, whose widow was suing for compensation under a maritime law.

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El Salvador: Roots Of Unrest

Three decades after a brutal civil war, spiraling gang-related violence in El Salvador is once reverberating within the large immigrant community in the Washington region...

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New Voter ID Law Changes Political Calculus In Virginia

As many as 198,000 registered voters in Virginia don't have a driver's license, making this November's election a race to get out the word about the commonwealth's new law requiring valid ID.

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