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Planned Takeover Of Virginia Schools In Holding Pattern

Six failing schools in Virginia, including one in Alexandria, are set to be taken over by the state later this year, but initial assessments of these schools have been met with roadblocks.

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House Votes To Protect Medical Marijuana Programs From DEA

Medical marijuana programs like the one in D.C. got a huge boost last week when the House voted Friday to bar the DEA from targeting the programs.

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Supreme Court To Hear Maryland Tax Dispute

This week the high court agreed to hear an appeal from officials in Maryland who want to overturn a lower court ruling which labeled the state's tax law unconstitutional.
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Peter Franchot: Montgomery County Should Stay Out Of Alcohol Business

State Comptroller Peter Franchot says Montgomery County's liquor policy is "outdated, inconvenient, and inefficient."
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True Tales of American Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues (Rebroadcast)

Americans have always been fascinated by criminals, immortalizing notorious bad guys on screen and on the page. But many of our most diabolical and misguided citizens have been overlooked by history books. Paul Martin highlights a colorful...

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McDonnell Trial To Proceed, Couple To Be Tried Together

The corruption trial against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is set to go on this summer after a judge tossed out a motion to dismiss most of the charges against the couple.
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Judge To Rule Tuesday On Key Requests In McDonnell Corruption Trial

The former Virginia governor and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, are seeking to dismiss most of their corruption charges and appear in court separately. A judge is set to rule on those key motions Tuesday.
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Can the Death Penalty be Reformed?

Former Virginia Attorney General Mark Early joins Kojo to discuss the prospects for reforming capital punishment across the United States.

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Maryland Senate Candidate Celebrates New Transgender-Rights Law

Maryland Senate candidate Dana Beyer says she's been working on getting this bill passed in Maryland for a decade.
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Europe vs. Google: "The Right to be Forgotten"

The European Court of Justice ruled this week that Google must remove certain links in search results if people ask to have them taken down. The case involves the so-called right to be forgotten and a Spanish man upset that searches of his...

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