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The Newcomer's Guide To Washington: When Do I Become A Washingtonian?

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In December we debuted a new series: "The Newcomer's Guide To Washington."

Since then, WAMU reporter Rebecca Sheir has debunked myths and solved mysteries about D.C., including why there's no J Street, and why all 555 feet and 5 1/8 inches of the Washington Monument aren't just one color of stone.

Now our intrepid newcomer is back. This time, Rebecca grabs her microphone and hits the streets to find out when she can start calling herself a Washingtonian...

Slideshow: Reflections On Being/Becoming A Washingtonian

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Bonjour, Barbie! An American Icon Packs Her Heels And Heads To France

Some 700 Barbie dolls are visiting Paris this summer. They span almost six decades of pretty, plastic history, including Malibu Barbie, astronaut Barbie, and, of course, Royal Canadian Mountie Barbie.
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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
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Donald Trump's Real Problem Is With White People

The Trump campaign is doing a lot of outreach to black and Latino communities, but he is underperforming most with the group he is supposed to appeal to most — whites.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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