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At Twenty Years Old, Landmark Gun Law Weathers New World

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act turns twenty years old on Friday. The law made background checks a requirement for gun purchases for licensed dealers. A lot has changed in two decades.
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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

The LGBT community says Greece is a macho country where being gay means being anti-Greek. Greece currently holds the EU presidency, and activists are using that to spotlight their struggle.
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Week In Politics: Ukraine, Ariz. Veto And Obama's Task Force

Our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss Ukraine, the president's new task force and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto.
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CSX Rail Project Faces Opposition In Southeast

A proposal to retrofit and expand a decaying railroad tunnel in Southeast D.C. is pitting Capitol Hill and Navy Yard residents against one of the largest rail companies in the country. We explore how this complex local project fits into bigger shifts in the national rail network.

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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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Should The NFL Police The N-Word?

The National Football League is considering a 15-yard penalty for players using the N-word on the field. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other news of week.
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Venezuela Protests Proof President Maduro Lacks Chavez Charisma

Violent protests have filled the streets in Venezuela for the past two weeks. Tell Me More gets the latest from freelance journalist Andrew Rosati in Caracas.
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Will President's Initiative Be A 'Game-Changer' For Young Men Of Color?

"My Brother's Keeper" is a new White House initiative designed to help young men of color succeed. Law professor Paul Butler and youth advocate Malik Washington discuss the president's new plan.
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The Politics Hour - Feb. 28, 2014

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe and Phil Andrews, a Democratic candidate for executive of Montgomery County, join the Politics Hour gang in the studio.

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Obama To Propose One Percent Pay Raise For Federal Workers

President Obama is expected to include a one percent pay increase for federal workers in his annual budget, a proposal that is receiving mixed reactions.

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