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25 Things Everyone Should Experience In Virginia At Least Once

Virginia became a state on June 25, 1788. To celebrate statehood in the Old Dominion, we've compiled a "bucket list" of activities every visitor to the commonwealth should try out.

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'Deep Throat' Parking Garage In Arlington To Be Razed

A plan to replace the parking garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met "Deep Throat," a source in the Watergate Scandal, has been approved in Arlington.

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The Politics Hour - June 20, 2014

Anthony Brown, a Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland and the state's current lieutenant governor, joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Virginia Lawmakers Pass Budget, Restriction On Medicaid Expansion

After months of delays, the Virginia Senate adopted a state budget on Thursday night, including an amendment that prevents Gov. Terry McAuliffe from expanding Medicaid without legislative approval.

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Door to Door: Kentlands, Md. and Glen Carlyn, Va. (Rebroadcast)

In WAMU's weekly trip around the region, we visit Kentlands, Md., and the Glencarlyn neighborhood in Arlington, Va.

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Prince William Jail Tells Story Of Early American Crime and Punishment (Rebroadcast)

For 70 years the Prince William Jail held murderers, arsonists, horse thieves and lunatics. But over the decades, the history of this 19th-century detention facility was plastered over as the building was re-purposed as a private residence, a school, and finally a county office.

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Don Beyer Handily Wins Primary In Virginia's 8th District

Former lieutenant governor Don Beyer rose atop a crowded field to replace Jim Moran as the Democratic candidate in Virginia's 8th District, taking nearly half the votes in a crowded seven-way primary.

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Cantor's Loss In Tuesday's Primary A Blow For Establishment GOP, Virginia Influence

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loss handily to tea party challenger David Brat in a Virginia primary Tuesday night, and while the consequences for the GOP establishment are unclear, it means another blow for Virginia's influence on Capitol Hill.

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Turnout Low In 8th Congressional District's Democratic Primary

Today at the Alexandria City Hall precinct, voters were few and far between.
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Legal And Political Battles Bedevil Ridesharing Services Across Region

App-based ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have faced legal and political battles throughout the region and country. But what is their status in D.C., Virginia and Maryland?