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Land Swap At Heart Of D.C. United Stadium Deal Gives Some Legislators Pause

The deal on a 20,000-seat, $300 million stadium at Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. revolves around a land swap—and not all legislators say it's a done deal.

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Emergency Summit On Urban Violence Opens In Chicago

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus hosted a day-long meeting on guns, youth and gang violence in Chicago. They plan to hold forums in New Orleans and Baltimore, and take a list of solutions to urban violence to Washington.
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A Conversation With Kaya Henderson

We speak with the District's Schools Chancellor about plans for the public school system.

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NYC Tabloids Go Gaga Over Naughty Pols

Two New York pols felled by sex scandals, Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, are back. And no one is more excited than the city's scrappy, pun-loving tabloids, which are pummeling them nearly every day.
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McConnell's Kentucky Challenger Gets Her Act Together

Maybe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky Democrat who hopes to unseat Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, is ready for prime time after all.
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Should Congress Stop 'Drawing Lines In The Sand'?

Guest host Celeste Headlee gets a wrap of the week's political news with journalist Callie Crossley and conservative commentator Lenny McAllister. They talk about President Obama's push to get the economy back on track, and the battle over the President's health care law.
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What's On The National Urban League's Agenda This Year?

Jobs are the focus of this year's National Urban League Conference in Philadelphia. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with President and CEO Marc Morial, about how the League has progressed on that front, and asks about the biggest issues facing African-Americans today.
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Have New Yorkers Seen Too Much Of Anthony Weiner?

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has apologized for 'sexting' again, and he vows to move forward. The Barbershop guys ask whether he should step back from politics, and they weigh in on other news of the week.
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Analysis: House Approves Issa's D.C. Budget Autonomy Bill

David Hawkings talks about what Rep. Darrell Issa's proposed bill means for the District's budget autonomy.

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Jason Matthews: "Red Sparrow"

A debut spy novel by a 33-year veteran of the CIA. The book pits a beautiful Russian intelligence officer, a trained seductress, against a rookie American agent.

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