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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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(March 12 & 26) TALES FOR TOTS The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents Tales for Tots tomorrow and every second and fourth Friday of the month, taking up just half an hour of tiny attention spans starting at 11 a.m. at the Luce Foundation Center in downtown DC. This is story time Smithsonian-style, situated in the galleries and surrounded by of some of the finest art in the world, all aimed at audiences under the age of five. You can email AmericanArtPrograms@si.edu or call 202-633-8490 for information and registration.

(March 11) FOODIES AND FRIENDS Food & Friends hosts Dining Out for Life, the group's 14th annual fundraiser at area restaurants, as diners who eat out tomorrow fill their stomachs while feeding their souls. Service-minded chefs from 140 restaurants are donating the proceeds from a day's worth of orders, ranging from 25 to 100 percent of each meal purchased.

(March 6-April 3) MONDO ANDRONICUS And for the most legal, visceral fun you can have in Washington, Molotov Theatre debases Shakespeare in the play Mondo Andronicus, showing to strong-hearted audiences at 1409 Playbill Cafe in Northwest DC. The French-style horror company takes on the Bard's tragedy of Roman generals and vengeful queens, throwing in an expletive-laden, three-page version of Hamlet for good measure. This show is meant for those with strong constitutions and a sizeable sense of humor.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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