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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, May 31, 2010

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(May 31) MEMORIAL DAY PARADE The National Memorial Day Parade brings out the marching bands and military units, youth groups and requisite floats to honor our troops, this afternoon at 2 p.m. along Constitution Avenue.

(May 31) HELLO HULA When the cavalcade ends you can head to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian as it kicks off its 2010 summer concert series. Discover the 50th state during Celebrate Hawai'i: Hula by throwing on a lei, learning the hula and cooking up some island dishes with a few pros.

(JUNE 1-20) THURGOOD, RELOADED Opening tomorrow night, Laurence Fishburne morphs into the first African American Supreme Court Justice during Thurgood at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. The Tony Award-winning actor reprises his Broadway role through June 20th.

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WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time

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These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.
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Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

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Simmering Online Debate Shows Emoji Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

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