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Color And Light: Learning From The Washington Color School

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Third graders at the Community Academy Public Charter School apply what they've learned about the Washington Color School to make their own abstract art.
Emily Friedman
Third graders at the Community Academy Public Charter School apply what they've learned about the Washington Color School to make their own abstract art.

The Corcoran Gallery's latest exhibit, "Washington Color and Light," showcases the paintings and sculptures of the Washington Color School -- a group of D.C. artists who achieved renown in the 1950s and '60s for their simple painting techniques. Emily Friedman ventured behind the canvases of "Washington Color and Light" to find out what it takes to make a simple painting great.

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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