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WASHINGTON (AP) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $10 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture planned for the National Mall in Washington. The grant announced today will support the capital campaign for design and construction of the new museum.

WASHINGTON (AP) Philanthropist Adrienne Arsht is giving $5 million to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to support musical theater programming. The gift announced today will create the Adrienne Arsht Musical Theater Fund to produce musical theater over the next 10 years.

WASHINGTON (AP) Supreme Court officials say Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had cancer surgery earlier this year, was briefly hospitalized overnight after having a bad reaction to some medicine. A statement from the court says Ginsburg was released from the Washington Hospital Center this morning.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says an Ashburn woman indicted for mortgage fraud has been arrested in Turkey. Authorities say 42-year-old Diane Frederick Atari was apprehended yesterday after local officials contacted INTERPOL for assistance. She is in a Turkish prison awaiting extradition.

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