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LISTEN: Highlights From Maryland Senate Debate On 'The Politics Hour'

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen, the two frontrunners for the Democratic nomination in Maryland's Senate race, squared off Friday in a live debate at WAMU 88.5's studios, featuring questions from Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood.

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Does Maryland Need A State Standard On Affirmative Consent?

Members of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee heard arguments about the prevalance of sexual assault on college campuses in the state and whether a state standard for affirmative consent needs to be made explicit.

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Metrorail Reopens Thursday After 26 Defects Found And Repaired

Metro service has returned to normal on Thursday after emergency repairs shut down the entire system on Wednesday, in an unprecedented closure which rippled throughout the region.

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Makeover Of Maryland's State Song Advances In General Assembly

Maryland's legislature is moving ahead with changes to the state song "Maryland My Maryland," which has long been criticized for its pro-Confederacy lyrics.

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24 Hours With No Trains: How Will The D.C. Region Fare?

After a morning commute with no trains, we consider how the city fared and whether riders see this as a positive safety sign.

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LISTEN: Rep. Gerry Connolly On The Metro Shutdown: 'It's A Sad, Sad Day'

The Democrat from Northern Virginia said he was "stunned" about Metro's plan for a 29-hour full shutdown of rail service from midnight Tuesday to 5 a.m. Thursday.

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Suspect's Brothers Filmed 'Unprovoked' Attack On Prince George's Police Station

A Prince George's County police officer was killed by friendly fire Sunday, in an "unprovoked" engagement with an armed assailant outside a police station in suburban Maryland.

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Partial Ban On 'Neonic' Pesticides, Believed To Be Bee Killer, Passes Maryland Senate

Controversial neonicotinoid insecticides are believed to be a contributor to honey-bee colony collapse disorder, prompting the Maryland Senate to pass a partial ban on the substances.

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After Cuba: Former Prisoner Alan Gross Looks Ahead

Kojo speaks with Alan Gross, a development worker who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years. A year after his historic release, Gross is now speaking out about his years behind bars and our region's community groups who supported him.

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Answers Sought After Prince George's Officer Shot Dead Near Police Station

A police officer was shot and fatally wounded on Sunday afternoon outside the Prince George's County police headquarters in what is being described as an "unprovoked attack."

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