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Free Workshop on Winter Pruning of Trees and Shrubs

This workshop provides hands-on experience in pruning trees and shrubs.  Learn when to prune and how to use pruning tools to make cuts, reduce size and shape, and correct defects.  Bring your own pruning tools (hand pruners, lopping shears, pruning saws) if available and dress warmly for working outside.  To register, call 703-228-6414.

Saturday, January 14, 10 a.m. to noon, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. (Meet at south side of the library near outdoor parking lot)
or Sunday, January 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ben Brenman Park, 5000 Duke St, Alexandria (Meet at building by the parking lot on east side of pond near park east entrance on Duke St.)

NPR

Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
WAMU 88.5

Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

NPR

Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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