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The Politics Hour - March 21, 2014

Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett (D) and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Alexandria, Frederick Tapped As Top Downtowns In The Country

Downtown D.C. typically gets most of the attention in this part of the country, but a recent list by Livability.com cites Alexandria and Frederick, Md., among the top downtowns in the country.

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McAuliffe Wields First Veto To Shoot Down Gun Bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed his first piece of legislation, a bill that would clarify a state law on carrying a gun in a car.
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Judge Denies Motion In McDonnell Case

A judge again sided with prosecutors in the case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, dismissing and objection linking the McDonnells' criminal case to a civil one against nutrition supplement-maker Star Scientific.

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Weeks After Latest Delay, Still No Word On Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line was supposed to open in January, but disagreements between MWAA and a contractor over construction problems may push the transportation project as far late summer.

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Charles Severance Back In Court For Bond Hearing

The man wanted for questioning in connection with three high-profile murders in Alexandria will be back in court in West Virginia today.

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Lawyer For Abu Ghraib Prisoners Asks Virginia Court To Reinstate Lawsuit

A judge dismissed the suit against a Virginia military contractor in June.
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Judge Hands McDonnell A Defeat In Corruption Case

A federal judge is denying a request by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's defense team to limit prosecutors' involvement in a civil case against the government's key witness.
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Always The Fundraiser, McAuliffe Launches PAC To Help Like-Minded Candidates

Virginia's Gov. Terry McAuliffe is launching a new political action committee aimed at raising money to help like-minded politicians.
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VIDEO: Arlington Plow Takes To The Wrong Side Of The Road

Roads in the area can be dangerous during winter weather in their own right, which is why motorist Jason Berry was incensed when he saw an Arlington County plow on the wrong side of the road.

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