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Choir Goes Electronic to Bail Out Alma Mater

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Members of a chorus who attended school at the University of Liberia are hosting a concert to rebuild their war-torn alma mater.

With chorus members living in the U.S., Europe and Liberia, the group was able to practice...apart. Their director posted music on YouTube and emailed scores for them to sing to. The University of Liberia Alumni Chorus performs a benefit concert tonight at 6pm, at Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring.

Stephanie Kaye reports...


Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.


Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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