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Testimony Wraps In McDonnell Trial, Closing Arguments Expected Friday

Leaving the courthouse this afternoon, the former Virginia governor said he was confident in his legal team's defense: "We've got three of the best law firms in the country that are working on this case."
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The Politics Hour

Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Rushern Baker, the executive of Prince George's County, Maryland.

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Jury Instruction The Last Point Of Contention In McDonnell Corruption Trial

Closing arguments in the trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are expected Thursday, and lawyers will square off on how the jury is to be instructed.
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Dominion Weighs Solar Plant In Virginia

Dominion is considering building a 220 megawatt solar power facility in Virginia, but a spokesperson with the utility says not to expect big progress on solar and wind in their energy mix.

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McDonnell's Time On The Stand Ends With A Bang In Corruption Trial

U.S. Attorney Michael Dry wrapped his cross-examination of the former governor, borrowing a quote from McDonnell's own inauguration speech.
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McDonnell Spars With Prosecutors During Cross-Examination

The former Virginia governor picked apart attorneys' questions, prompting admonishment from the judge. Prosecutors will continue questions on Tuesday.
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House Republicans Express Frustration With Absence Of Obamacare Alternative

During the last two elections, Republicans in the D.C. region campaigned on repealing and replacing "Obamacare," but House Republicans have yet to vote on a replacement plan.

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McDonnell To Face Cross Examination From Prosecutors Monday

Prosecutors are expected to get their chance to ask questions of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Monday afternoon, as they try and connect the dots between loans offered by CEO Jonnie Williams and actions by the Republican governor.

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McDonnell Corruption Trial: Former Gov Defends Relationship With Jonnie Williams

On the stand today, the former Virginia governor defended his relationship with the businessman at the heart of the trial, saying it was appropriate.
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McAuliffe Creates Task Force To Combat Campus Sexual Assaults

The task force will include college administrators, law enforcement and members of the governor's cabinet, and will be chaired by Attorney General Mark Herring.

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