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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

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If you decided to stay put for the holiday, the District has a number of effortless getaways to offer:

(Nov. 25-Dec. 31) 6 TAKES ON LANDSCAPES Six artists present six takes on landscapes through the end of the year at Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Northwest Washington. Points of View presents contemporary landscape painting, with depictions both faithful and fantastical.

(Nov. 25) ANCIENT CHINESE JADES AND BRONZES And if you have a healthy appreciation for treasure, you're bound to enjoy Ancient Chinese Jades and Bronzes at Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art. After a decade of dormancy, Freer's trove of Chinese art returns to the limelight tomorrow and stays there for the foreseeable future. Four-thousand-year-old artifacts illustrate the expert craftsmanship of the Liangzhu culture.

(Nov. 25) TIBET IN SONG And if you want to stick with the Orient, Tibet in Song screens today at Washington's E Street Cinema. The documentary records the effects that 50 years of Chinese occupation has had on traditional Tibetan folk music, juxtaposing performances with coverage of the struggle for independence.

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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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