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Recent Deaths Renew Calls For Tougher DUI Laws In Maryland

Two recent drunken driving incidents in Montgomery County could soften opposition among Maryland lawmakers to stiffer penalties for DUI offenses. The issue is likely to come up in the General Assembly, which convenes Thursday in Annapolis.
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Analysis Of President Obama's Final State of the Union Address

Political reporters weigh in on President Obama's last State of the Union speech. We discuss Obama's final-year agenda, including efforts to reform gun laws and address voter fears over terrorism and the economy.

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What Was In The Smoke? Riders In Last Year's L'Enfant Plaza Accident Sue Metro

Dozens of people have marked the first anniversary of the deadly smoke incident by suing the transit agency.

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Police Reforms, Budget Tensions Await Maryland's General Assembly

Police and criminal justice reform will headline this year's session of the Maryland General Assembly, which starts today, but another political battle over the budget is brewing underneath.

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L'Enfant Plaza Tragedy Casts Shadow Over Metro One Year Later

A year after a tragic smoke incident claimed the life of Alexandria resident Carol Glover in the Metro tunnel at L'Enfant Plaza, the transit system has in some ways yet to recover.

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The Politics Hour - January 8, 2016

Tensions boil over between some on the D.C. Council and the Mayor. Virginia's governor visits Cuba on a trade mission.

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The Gun Control Debate Heats Up Nationally And Locally

Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring recently said the Commonwealth won't recognize the concealed carry permits of two dozen other states. We explore how the national gun control debate will shape the political landscape in the swing state of Virginia as the 2016 presidential race heats up.

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Full Coverage: The Gun Rights Debate

WAMU and NPR stories on gun rights in the D.C. region and nationally.

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President Obama Considers Executive Action On Gun Control

President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey to discuss possible executive action on gun control. We discuss the president's potential moves and the ongoing debate over curbing U.S. gun violence.

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'Drive Sober,' Caution Maryland Police, Citing Holiday Spike In Drunken Driving

The holiday season is among the worst one for drunken driving, and recent incidents — including the death of a Maryland officer — have put renewed emphasis on enforcement.

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