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Joe Nocera And Ben Strauss: "Indentured: The Inside Story Of The Rebellion Against The NCAA"

College sports in America generates $13 billion a year, but college athletes receive only academic scholarships. Why two journalists argue the NCAA's policies on compensation are a form of indentured servitude.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Apple fights a court order to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. President Obama and Republicans battle over the Supreme Court vacancy. And presidential hopefuls woo voters in South Carolina and Nevada. A panel of journalists joins guest host Cecilia Kang for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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'Right To Yelp' Bill Is Gaining Fans In Maryland Legislature

Maryland is poised to become the second state in the U.S. to enact legislation that would offer legal protections to consumers who post negative reviews on sites like Yelp.

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Marijuana DUI Bill Gets Preliminary Approval In Maryland House

The Maryland House has given preliminary approval to a bill creating clear penalties for driving under the influence of marijuana. The push comes in response to confusion over the decriminalization of the drug in the state.
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Local Autonomy And The Prosecution of Crimes In D.C.

The attorney general under former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray argues that local officials in th nation's capital should be able to prosecute local crimes - just the same as local prosecutors can in every city across the country besides the District.

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Beyond Flint: The Safety Of America's Tap Water

Investigators continue to seek answers in the contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan, but experts warn millions of older pipes still in use put other communities around the country at risk as well. Join us to talk about efforts to assess and ensure the safety of America's tap water.

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Virginia Lawmakers Take Action To Prevent Government Behind Closed Doors

Virginia has a terrible reputation for open government, and if a recent recent state Supreme Court ruling is allowed to stand, it might get worse. But the General Assembly, with prompting by a Democratic state senator from Fairfax County, is pushing back.

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The Life And Legacy Of Justice Scalia -- And The Future Makeup Of The Supreme Court

The late Justice Antonin Scalia was the leading conservative voice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Scalia's life and legacy, and the battle ahead over the makeup of the nation's highest court.

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To Understand Scalia's Judicial Philosophy, Look No Further Than D.C.'s Gun Laws

Justice Antonin Scalia was the court's best-known "originalist" — he believed that the meaning of the U.S. Constitution was set when it was adopted, and the interpretation doesn't shift over time. That judicial philosophy was on display in the 2008 decision that overturned D.C.'s longstanding ban on handgun ownership.
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The Politics Hour - February 12, 2016

D.C. Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood to chat about her upcoming fight for re-election.

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