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Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?

Pot's Legal in D.C. -- But What Happens Now?

Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now legal in D.C., but that doesn't mean the matter is closed. Congress may still move to prohibit city leaders from enforcing the new law, and if it doesn't, local law enforcement will have to navigate the waters. Read »

27 minutes ago
NJ Officer Meets President Obama

NJ Officer Meets President Obama

Although cops are used to being called to important gatherings, a New Jersey officer was shocked to discover who she... Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Va. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Cannabis Oils for Epilepsy

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a bill Thursday that will allow patients with severe epilepsy to use... Watch »

28 minutes ago
Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

Va. Senate Rejects School Vouchers for Disabled Students

The Virginia Senate narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Senate Republicans Try to Separate DHS Funding, Immigration

Senate Republicans Try to Separate DHS Funding, Immigration

Lawmakers have been using the Department of Homeland Security budget as leverage in a battle over immigration. Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

Even After Veto, Keystone Fight Not Over

House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that "the fight's not over" in the political battle to approve the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Marijuana Legal in Nation's Capital Despite Threats

Marijuana Legal in Nation's Capital Despite Threats

D.C. residents counted down the hours until marijuana became legal in the nation's capital at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Watch »

Feb 26, 2015
DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

DC Council to Address Response to Fatal Metro Accident

The D.C. Council will be asking questions about changes city agencies have made following a fatal accident on the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Sherwood's Notebook: Be Afraid, Be Very...

Homeland security is much in the news again this week. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

A U.S. State Department official was jailed Tuesday on a charge of soliciting a minor. Watch »

5 hours ago
Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Runoff for Rahm: Chicago Mayor Fails to Clinch 2nd Term

Rahm Emanuel failed to clinch another term as Chicago's mayor on Tuesday, as Associated Press projections showed him... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015

"Lead On": Hillary Clinton Speaks at Women's Conference

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Lead On: Watermark's Silicon Valley Conference for Women in Santa Clara Tuesday, amid... Watch »

Feb 24, 2015
Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

Q&A: What's Legal, What's Not With Pot in D.C.?

A law that legalizes marijuana in the District went into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Read »

Feb 26, 2015
DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

DHS Funding Showdown: What Happens Next

A substantial block of House Republicans say Obama's executive action on immigration is a constitutional crisis, and... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

Pot Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight

A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Fails to Advance Homeland Security Funding Bill

Senate Democrats blocked GOP efforts to advance a bill that would ensure funding for Homeland Security but defund... Read »

Feb 24, 2015
Supporters Want Increased Renewable Energy in Maryland

Supporters Want Increased Renewable Energy in Maryland

Supporters of clean energy urged lawmakers on Friday to increase Maryland's renewable energy requirement, but some... Read »

Feb 20, 2015
Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day

Former Va. First Lady Sentenced to 1 Year, 1 Day

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on corruption charges... Watch »

Feb 21, 2015
Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Poll: Majority Favors Minimum Wage Raise

Six in 10 Americans favor raising the minimum wage, according to a new Associated Press-GkK poll. Watch »

Feb 19, 2015
Md. Releases Offer to State Employees to Leave Jobs

Md. Releases Offer to State Employees to Leave Jobs

The state of Maryland has released details of an offer to state employees who are willing to leave their jobs to... Read »

Feb 19, 2015
Community Shred Set for Mar. 7
NBC4 and Allstate will host a community shred event Mar. 7. Read more
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