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Congress Moves To Overhaul A 40-Year-Old Law That Regulates Toxic Chemicals

Congress is updating a 40-year-old federal law regulating thousands of chemicals in daily use. The bipartisan bill has support from many industry groups and public health advocates, but some in the environmental community say it doesn't go far enough. A look at regulating the safety of chemicals.

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U.S. House Rejects D.C.'s Plans For Full Autonomy Over Budget

In a 240-179 vote, the Republican-led House passed a bill that would overturn efforts by the city to take control over how it spends its money. It's a largely symbolic move: The Senate and President Obama are unlikely to go along.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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Is Legal Status Requirement By A Landlord Discrimination? Fairfax Families File Suit

Four immigrant families in a Fairfax County mobile home park are taking their landlord to court over a requirement that they provide proof of legal status or face a big increase in rent.

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Where The Presidential Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Now that only three major candidates remain in the 2016 race for the White House, attention turns to the details of their policy proposals. Where the presidential candidates stand on key issues like job creation, healthcare, taxes and education.

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Who's Responsible When Car And Bike Collide?

D.C. is one of only a handful of places that won't allow a cyclist or pedestrian to sue a driver if they are partially at fault in a collision.

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62 Years After Brown v. Board Of Education: Why Racial Segregation Is Up In U.S. Schools

New federal data show U.S. schools are resegregating; the number of high-poverty schools that serve mostly black and Hispanic children is up sharply. Sixty-two years after Brown v. Board of Education, we look at racial segregation in schools and how to address it.

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The High Human Cost Of Cheap Chicken

Chicken is America's favorite meat, but the price for Maryland workers in poultry plants may be high.

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News Update: Homeless Shelters, Guns & Budget Autonomy

A number of local debates came to a head this week in D.C.

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Judge Overturns Key Provision Of D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law — Again

A federal judge ordered D.C. to stop enforcing the provision of the city's law requiring that anyone applying for a concealed-carry permit demonstrate a "good reason" for needing to carry a handgun in public.

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