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Growing Flowers and Vegetables in Containers

Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, is offering a free workshop on gardening in containers Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14. Learn how to grow flowers and vegetables in pots, planters or other containers for maximum beauty and bountiful crops on your deck, balcony, porch or patio. To register, call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com; for information about Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, visit www.mgnv.org

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington, Va.

Saturday, April 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Do You Like Me? Swiping Leads To Spike In Online Dating For Young Adults

A study by the Pew Research Center finds the use of online dating sites has mushroomed in the past few years, particularly among 18- to 24-year-olds.

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