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(Nov. 29) POST-HOLIDAY HAPPINESS The holidays are a happy time and all, but there's a bevy of "happiness hotspots" on M Street in Northwest Washington tonight as author Dan Buettner discusses Thrive, his book about the happiest places on Earth, at National Geographic Live's Grosvenor Auditorium. Buettner plans to share highlights from his research on quality of life around the globe and even has some ideas on how to get your happy on in the District.

(Nov. 29-Jan. 9) FOUR WALLS, FIVE WOMEN True to its name, Four Walls, Five Women focuses on the contemporary visual art of five women and spreads the works across four walls at DC Arts Center on 18th Street through early January. The artists employ sundry materials to have an open dialogue about black femininity in the 21st century.

(Nov. 26-Dec. 12) MAD ARTISTS Quotidian Theatre has a comedic dialogue about Christmas, salvation, and the occult in The Seafarer. A stranger joins four friends for a Christmas Eve card game and a shot at redemption at The Writer's Center in Bethesda through Dec. 12.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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