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Farmer John Cochran teaches students about the origins of apple sauce in the kitchen classroom at Walker Jones Education Center in D.C.

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An idea that began in Boston, Massachusetts is taking root in D.C. The D.C. chapter of the Awesome Foundation is doling out grants to make residents' plans for improving the city become a reality.

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In 'The Buried Giant,' Exhausted Medieval Travelers 'Can't Go On,' But So 'Go On'

Kazuo Ishiguro's latest recalls the plays and novels of Samuel Beckett. It's a masterful blend of fantasy, Arthurian romance, myth, legend and postmodern absurdity — and it's unforgettable.
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Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Some winter lovers see snow as a local and seasonal specialty that goes well with cream and sugar. But is it more like an adventure in extreme eating? As with many wild foods, it's a bit of both.
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Opposition To Kindergarten Testing In Maryland Gains Bipartisan Momentum

The state Senate's Republican leader and teachers unions agree on at least one thing: Standardized tests for kindergarteners are a problem.

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Mass-Market Stocks In Hand-Crafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

The e-commerce site, which focuses on quirky, handmade goods, has filed for an IPO. The paperwork reveals a plan to focus more on manufacturing and marketing — but not much suggestion of big profits.

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