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D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

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Judge: Former Attorney General Can't Testify In McDonnell Case

A federal judge is refusing to allow a former Virginia attorney general to testify as an expert witness in former Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption trial.
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A Topsy Turvy Summer in Virginia Politics

Virginia's lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by approving a budget. But the politics of the Old Dominion don't appear to be returning to normalcy any time soon: the governor is moving forward to expand Medicaid on his own...

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Democrat Chuck Colgan To Retire From Virginia Senate

The longest serving lawmaker in the Virginia General Assembly will officially retire next year.

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The Politics Hour - June 27, 2014

Montgomery County Executive "Ike" Leggett joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio, fresh off his win in the 2014 Democratic primary.

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Beating The Odds: From Undocumented Newcomer To High School Valedictorian

Mongolian immigrant Enkhjin Tuvshinzaya has come a long way since moving to the U.S. without any English or education; today, she's the valedictorian for her high school class.

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Burek And Breakaways: Bosnians Cheer On World Cup Team In Virginia

Members of D.C.'s tiny Bosnian community came together last weekend to root for their home team in the World Cup.

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Feds Subpoena Virginia Tobacco Commission In Puckett Investigation

Federal prosecutors want records from the Virginia Tobacco Commission related to former Democratic State Senator Phil Puckett's recent resignation, which the FBI has been investigating.
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Virginia's Battle Over Medicaid May Head To Court

Virginia Republicans are preparing themselves for a potential court fight to stop Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe from expanding health insurance to 400,000 Virginians.
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Judge Dismisses Documents Filed Against Controversial Loudoun County Supervisor

Eugene Delgaudio, a four-term supervisor known as an outspoken social conservative, had been accused of using his county staff to raise funds for his political campaigns.

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