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D.C.'s Experimental, Thriving And Often Overlooked Jazz Scene

Jazz aficionados say their genre is enjoying a new golden age in the nation's capital.

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Why Musicians Are Embracing Cassette Tapes (It's Not Just Nostalgia)

For musicians and music labels, cassette tapes are the cheapest way to make a physical album. They're also one of the fastest.
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Man Convicted Of Killing D.C. Intern Chandra Levy To Get New Trial

Prosecutors have agreed not to oppose a new trial for Ingmar Guandique, who was found guilty in 2010 of killing Levy in 2001.
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Arlington Middle Schooler Hits Big Time With 'La Voz Kids' Performance

This weekend a Northern Virginia middle schooler will chase her dreams of becoming the next Christina Aguilera, a quest that reflects shifting cultural patterns among Latinos in the United States.
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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.
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Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.
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Proposed Sales Tax Hike Becomes Flashpoint In Debate Over D.C. Budget

A proposal by Mayor Muriel Bowser to raise the city's sales tax has faced pushback from some members of the D.C. Council.
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Politics Rewind: The First Cut Is The Deepest

GOP presidential debate rules will exclude many candidates or relegate them to a second-tier debate, but nobody wants to be playing in the NIT while the big dogs are in the NCAA tournament.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 22, 2015

Violence affects people in different ways. You can see a play based on the life and music of a world famous reggae singer, or see a drama that takes its inspiration from war letters.
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'An Explosion of Music': Remembering D.C.’s Bluegrass Scene Of The 1970s

In the 1970s, the D.C. music scene was a place of great creativity. Clubs were plentiful, admission was cheap, and you never knew which surprise guest might stop by.
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Pipeline Operator: Possibly Months To Determine Cause Of Calif. Spill

Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a 9-mile stretch near Santa Barbara.
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Battling Stink Bugs And Mosquitos With The 'Bug Guy'

Two less-than-popular creatures are emerging with the warmer weather. Mike Raupp, professor of entomology, has some advice for the beleaguered.