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Next Chapter Unfolds In San Francisco Political Scandal

Democratic state Senator Leland Yee is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to hear the eight felony charges filed against him. Steve Inskeep talks to veteran San Francisco writer Tim Redmond.
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San Francisco's Chinatown Hurt By Yee Scandal

State Sen. Leland Yee, who's been indicted in a FBI probe, doesn't represent Chinatown. But the scandal fits neatly into a caricature of Chinatown, says Sue Lee of the Chinese Historical Society.
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Study: States Did Better Job Running Elections In 2012

Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.
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Former Senate Rivals Team Up To Combat Campus Sexual Assault

Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling for increased funding to bulk up the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
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D.C. May Get A Republican Mayoral Candidate

D.C. Republican Party Chairman Ron Phillips says the party is considering possible candidates for D.C.'s mayoral race.
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Silver Line Update

A series of embarrassing problems--including loudspeakers not up to code--have again delayed the opening of the first phase of the Silver Line. WAMU transportation reporter Martin Di Caro joins us for an update on when we can expect the opening of the rail line that will eventually connect Metro to Dulles Airport.

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Afghans Await Presidential Election Results

As many as 7 million Afghans defied Taliban threats to vote for a new president and a new direction for their war-weary nation. Kojo examines the front-runners and their campaign promises.

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Analysis: Executive Orders Give Equal Pay Push Momentum

President Barack Obama signed two executive orders promoting equal pay for federal contractors, which Senate lawmakers are utilizing to make their push for equal pay legislation.

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Get Ready For More Expensive Campaigns, Says Sen. Tim Kaine

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says the new Supreme Court ruling striking down aggregate limits on campaign donations is bad for democracy.

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Openly-Gay Candidate May Help Mass. GOP End Losing Streak

Massachusetts Republicans have lost the last 92 U.S. House races in a row — the worst GOP losing streak in the country. But Republicans think they've found a candidate who can break the lock.

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