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Maryland Judge Mystified By Man's Bizarre Strength

A judge in Hagerstown says it's a mystery how a man broke a set of steel handcuffs and withstood 30 stun-gun jolts during a struggle with police.
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The Politics Hour - March 21, 2014

Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett (D) and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Alexandria, Frederick Tapped As Top Downtowns In The Country

Downtown D.C. typically gets most of the attention in this part of the country, but a recent list by Livability.com cites Alexandria and Frederick, Md., among the top downtowns in the country.

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Montgomery County Considers Ban On Cell-Phone ATMs

Already banned in Baltimore, the machines dispense cash for cell phones.
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States Spend Too Much On New Roads, Neglecting Maintenance, Report Says

Repairing and maintaining existing transportation infrastructure doesn't garner headlines, but a new report from Taxpayers for Common Sense and Smart Growth America say it needs to take priority over building and expanding roads.

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Maryland Passes Medical Marijuana Tweak, Second Chance Act

The Maryland House of Delegates was busy on Monday, passing several bills including measures targeting the state's medical marijuana program and a bill addressing the records of nonviolent criminals.

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It May Have Been Winter's Last Gasp, But March Storm Proved Historic

The National Weather Service says a winter storm is breaking snowfall records around the nation's capital.
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Maryland Moves To Make Medical Marijuana Available To Patients

The Maryland House of Delegates has passed by a wide margin a measure to make the state's medical marijuana law effective.
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Potholepalooza In The District

Across the area, the consensus seems to be winter weather has worn out its welcome. And it's taking a toll on more than people's patience. Roads across the region are showing lots of wear and tear from storms and efforts to clean up after them.

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O'Malley Pins Health Exchange Problems On Contractors

In defense of the Maryland health exchange website, Gov. Martin O'Malley cited the contractor used as a possible explanation — something Republican lawmakers refuse to accept as an excuse.

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