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(Jan. 18-27) VOICES FROM A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST The fourth annual Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival gets underway at Washington's Theatre J this week with "Return to Haifa", an adaptation of the novella by the late Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani. The stirring saga follows Sa'id and Saffiyah, a couple who return to the land they fled decades earlier to find the son they had to leave behind living with the Holocaust survivors who ended up in their home.

(Jan. 18) BILLY SHAKES CYMBELINE For some lighter fare there's Cymbeline Tuesday through early March at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Bard employs magic potions, mistaken identities and forbidden love to tell Imogen's fairy tale.

(Jan. 19) A LUNCH TO REMEMBER If you find yourself in McLean without any lunch plans Wednesday, Georgetown University's main piano man Russell Weismann will accompany you and your sandwich with an organ recital at Saint Luke Parish at 1 p.m.

Music: "All Of The Lights" (Interlude) by Kanye West

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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