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Getting "Close" At The Corcoran

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We head now to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, where the portraits of artist Chuck Close are on display. They're made from some of the most basic shapes and colors:squiggles and lines, bright circles and blobs, that, when viewed from afar, add up to the most expressive and iconic paintings in the world of modern art. Stephanie Kaye met with Chuck Close in one of the Corcoran's galleries to talk about his life and work.

Artist Chuck Close, speaking with Stephanie Kaye. The exhibit Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration will be on view at the Corcoran through September 12th.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Should India's Internet Be Free Of Charge, Or Free Of Control?

Facebook's free Internet service was banned in India on the basis of net neutrality this week. Internet providers, regulators say, should not be allowed "to shape the users' Internet experience."

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