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(Jan. 10) A WEEK AWAY FROM MLK We are one week away from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a proximity not lost upon the District's MLK Library, kicking off King Week Monday evening with street art and jazz. Noise policies are shelved from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as the library showcases King-inspired images and reminisces along to some of the rhythms of the King-era.

(Jan. 10) A COMPASSIONATE LIFE If compassion plays a key role in your New Year's resolution, you can get some help honing your heart at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, presenting best-selling author Karen Armstrong and her latest offering, "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life". The former nun discusses how to put being nice in theory into being nice in practice Monday at 7 p.m.

(Jan. 10-Feb. 28) THE KENNEDYS CIRCA '66 Nine photos of one family are on display for the first time at the American Museum of National History on the National Mall through the end of February. The Kennedys 50 Years Ago features stark stills taken for Harpers Bazaar in 1966.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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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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