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WASHINGTON (AP) The D.C. Department of Transportation says it's ending the snow emergency in the city. Officials say the snow emergency designation will be lifted at 6:30 tonight. That means parking restrictions along many routes will no longer be in effect.

WASHINGTON (AP) A new exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is showcasing figures who played major roles in advancing civil rights. Photographs, paintings, sculptures and other items from the gallery's permanent collection are featured in "The Struggle for Justice."

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 28

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