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Virginia Restores Voting Rights Of 200,000 Felons

The sweeping action announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will allow former felons who have completed their sentences to register to vote in Virginia this year.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Presidential front-runners win big in the New York primary. Michigan's attorney general files criminal charges against officials in Flint. And Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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Virginia House Approves Lethal Injection Secrecy Proposal

The legislation, which would allow the state to shield the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal injection drugs for executions, now heads to the state Senate.

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Longest-Serving Director Of D.C. Disability Agency Departs

Laura Nuss, who led the D.C. Department on Disability Services, is departing the agency this week. Her tenure has been marked by a significant turnaround in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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New York Primary Results And The Ongoing Battle For Delegates

Results from the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries: Join us to discuss what the results mean for party rivals, the delegate scramble ahead and ongoing questions about the American campaign system.

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A Guilty Plea From Ex-Fairfax Cop In Death Of Unarmed Man

The ex-police officer in Fairfax who fatally shot an unarmed man in 2013 pleaded guilty Monday to involuntary manslaughter.

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In John Geer Shooting, An Involuntary Manslaughter Plea From Former Officer

Adam Torres struck the plea bargain just before his murder trial was scheduled to begin in Fairfax. It calls for him to serve a 12-month sentence for killing John Geer of Springfield.

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LISTEN: The Latest On The 'Document Dump' From The D.C. Corruption Investigation

WAMU 88.5's Patrick Madden explains the documents released Friday that are related to the sweeping federal investigation into political corruption in the District of Columbia.

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The Politics Hour - April 15, 2016

Congressional Republicans smack down a request to help fund Metro. Maryland lawmakers pass a major crime reform package. And Virginia's governor wants to shield drug companies making lethal injection drugs.

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