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(Jan. 4) PRETTY BREAKFAST IN PINK CLUB Northwest Washington's Black Cat spends the evening with the Brat Pack as part of its John Hughes Double Feature. A brain, an athlete, a basket case, princess and criminal will be on hand as the venue presents '80s coming-of-age classics "The Breakfast Club" and "Pretty in Pink" beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

(Jan. 4-30) OUT OF THE WOODWORK Six wood-engravers from the United Kingdom travel across the pond to partake in "Bewick's Legacy" this month at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring. The artists showcase highly detailed woodwork influenced by those of Thomas Bewick, the man many consider to be the father of wood engraving.

(Jan. 5-Feb. 13) MARCUS; OR THE SECRET OF SWEET Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's Marcus; Or The Secret of Sweet debuts Wednesday at Studio Theatre in Northwest Washington. A young man living in the New Orleans projects risks losing his loved ones in the name of love in the whimsical conclusion to McCraney's "Brother/Sister Plays."

Music: "Don't You Forget About Me" by The Simple Minds

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

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