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(July 9-17) THE NINA VARIATIONS The vicissitudes of a doomed relationship are wrung dry in The Nina Variations, aptly staged in The Bedroom at Fort Fringe tomorrow night through July 17. Nina and Treplev revisit their relationship over the course of several short scenes in the half-homage, half-deconstruction of Anton Chekhov's classic, The Seagull.

(July 8-December 30) INUIT TO WIN Contemporary Inuit art has arrived at the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington and it’s staying put until the end of the year. Nipirasait: Many Voices showcases a distinctive portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic through 36 prints from artists of all ages.

(July 9-10) ENTER THE SANDMAN SIMS The hook of Howard "Sandman" Sims used to denote a bomb at The Apollo Theater, but the man behind the hook was an artiste in his own right. The tap and sand dancing innovator is paid homage in Keepin It Moving: The Legacy of Sandman Sims playing Friday and Saturday nights at Dance Place in Northeast Washington.

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Stories Of Your First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Not surprisingly, many of the stories we heard from you were about food. You had issues roasting the turkey. Your mom found, um, a creative solution to making your bird a golden brown.
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Judge Rules Fewer Political Groups Can Keep Their Donors Secret

The ruling targets the funders of campaign issue ads that encourage viewers to choose a specific candidate. The FEC now must decide whether it will appeal the ruling or require more disclosure.
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In Darren Wilson's Testimony, Familiar Themes About Black Men

Wilson's descriptions of Michael Brown reminded some people of negative depictions of African-Americans in history. Recent studies suggest these perceptions have deeper psychological roots.

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