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D.C. Legislators Reintroduce Anti-Bullying Bill

Activists hope new legislation in the D.C. Council will strengthen the fight against bullying from the schoolyard to cyberspace. The council members introduced a similar bill in the last legislative session, but didn't pass it before the end of the council period.

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D.C. Council Member Wants Businesses To Help Combat Truancy

A D.C. Council report finds nearly one in seven high school students are chronically truant. Now one council member is asking local businesses to play a bigger role in keeping young people in school.

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Power Breakfast: To Raise, Or Not To Raise The Retirement Age

Members of Congress are lining up for a debate over Social Security, which is looking more an more likely for the agenda after April recess.

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Virginia Redistricting Plans Lack Consensus

Members of the Virginia General Assembly are reworking plans for redistricting, after Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed a previous proposal. A House committee unanimously approved a new version this week, but a consensus among all the players has yet to emerge.

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Va. Redistricting: Prince William Co. Chair Slams State Plan

In Virginia, Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart continues to be one of the loudest critics of the redistricting plans emerging from Virginia's General Assembly. In Prince William County, he'd rather see the state go with something closer to his board's strategy for resetting voting districts.

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Power Breakfast: Social Insecurity

From Capitol New Connection -- Until now, Social Security has mostly stayed out of the budget fray. That's likely to change, however, when Congress reconvenes in May.

This story is the first installment in a two-part "Social Insecurity" series.

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Former Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer Dead At 89

William Donald Schaefer, who had served as both Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor during a lengthy political career, has died. He was 89.

Schaefer will lie in repose Monday at the State House in Annapolis and next Tuesday at Baltimore's City Hall.

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