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.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has rejected an effort to force Virginia's condemned inmates to die in the electric chair, replacing the proposal with one that would keep secret the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal injection drugs to the commonwealth.
Tennessee is the latest southern state to pass a controversial religious freedom law that allows businesses to refuse services to LGBT people. Debate over the constitutionality of the laws and backlash from corporations doing business in those states.
When the death of 27-year-old local teacher Alonzo Smith was ruled a homicide in December, questions regarding the role of special police in Washington, D.C., began circulating in Anacostia and beyond.
Donald Trump faces sharp criticism over comments about abortion. The Supreme Court deadlocks over union dues. And the FBI unlocks the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
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