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Jim Webb For President? He's Not Saying No

While former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has stolen most of the media attention around potential presidential candidates in the 2016 elections, the Democratic party could have a new contender: Jim Webb.
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Columbia Pike Businesses Divided Over Streetcar Proposal

One of the big arguments for the streetcar proposal on Columbia Pike in Arlington is that it is good for business, but owners themselves aren't in agreement on the prospect.

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Virginia Faith Groups Unite Behind Missing Nigerian Girls

The abduction of more than 200 Nigerian girls by the group of Boko Haram has united faith groups across the Commonwealth of Virginia behind the cause of education assistance for young girls across the globe.

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Eight Charged In Abduction, Murder Of Waynesboro Police Officer

Eight members of a division of the Bloods street gang have been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder Kevin Quick, a police officer in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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Virginia Republican Seeks Impeachment Of Attorney General Herring

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has made some controversial decisions in his first months in office, including deciding not to defend the commonwealth's ban on same-sex marriage, and prompting one Northern Virginia lawmaker to call for his impeachment.

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Can the Death Penalty be Reformed?

Former Virginia Attorney General Mark Early joins Kojo to discuss the prospects for reforming capital punishment across the United States.

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Vienna Man Sentenced To 7 Years For Hiding Body Of Friend Who Overdosed

A Vienna man who admitted hiding a friend's body in the woods after a heroin overdose rather than seeking help for her has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison.
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Alexandria Debates Opening Streets To Food Trucks

Leaders in Alexandria are about to consider a proposal that would open up the streets of Alexandria to food trucks. But like the fight over food trucks in other parts of the region, there are critics — and they say the plan is too broad.
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Sen. Creigh Deeds May Sue Board Over Son's Death

Deeds has filed a notice of intent to sue to four local governments that are served by Rockbridge Area Community Services Board as well as the board itself.
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The Politics Hour - May 16, 2014

David Catania, a member of the D.C. Council and an independent candidate for mayor, joins the Politics Hour team in the studio.