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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

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(Dec. 6-Jan. 2) TWO ARTISTS, MANY JOURNEYS A dynamic duo depicts world travels in Two Artists, Many Journeys at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring. The joint exhibit runs through early January and features the woodcuts of Carole Nelson, who draws on Persian art and architecture, and the landscape portraits of Margaret Adams Parker, who recently propped her easel up all over Italy.

(Dec. 6-Jan. 8) MULTIDIMENSIONAL METAL Michael Enn Sirvet's multidimensional metal sculptures have earned the Washingtonian some notable patrons, including Michael Jordan, who recently requested a table with 32,292 artfully bored holes -- that's one for every hoop he made over his years in the NBA. Sirvet's latest creations are on display through January at Reyes + Davis on F Street in Northwest Washington.

(Dec. 7) A DECADE IN REVIEW And if you're looking to gain a little perspective during your lunch hour, the Library of Congress waxes poetic Tuesday at 12 at the Thomas Jefferson Building in Southeast. An Army psychiatrist, a creative writing teacher, and a publisher present poetry that describes life in the first decade of the 21st century.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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