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The Latest On The 2016 Presidential Race

Pressure mounts for both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls: primary results from Michigan and Mississippi plus Republican contests in Idaho and Hawaii. Join us for the latest on the race for delegates.

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Jane Bryant Quinn: "How To Make Your Money Last"

A longtime personal finance commentator explains how to stretch your retirement savings including advice on sound investment strategies when interest rates are low and how to put together a budget that matches spending to future income estimates.

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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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