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American Universty To Take Academics Online During Snow Days

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After three days in a row of canceling classes due to the snow, American University has asked faculty members with online access to communicate with their students and "continue with planned assignments and course expectations.

In a memorandum released today by AU Provost Scott Bass, Bass encouraged students to check their email regularly for updated information on classes and school work.

According to Bass, AU does not plan to make any changes to the academic schedule.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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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.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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