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(Feb. 18) LITERARY REVOLUTION Azar Nafisi's "Reading Lolita in Tehran" is a best-selling book based on the author's experience teaching Western literature to female students in Iran after the revolution. Friday night you can see the story in opera form at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park.

(Feb. 19) FUN FIT FOR A PRESIDENT Presidents Day isn't until Monday, but the celebration beings Saturday with crafts, scavenger hunts and performances at Washington's National Portrait Gallery.

(Feb. 20) NUMBER TWO There's more presidential play Sunday at Alexandria's Lyceum. You can take a glimpse into the nation's second presidency as first lady Adams takes the stage with Navy Secretary Benjamin Stoddert to discuss life with President Adams and the nation's Quasi-War with France respectively.

(Feb. 19) ONE WORLD, MANY VOICES Presidents Day isn't the only reason to celebrate this weekend. Monday is also the 12th International Mother Language Day. You can dance in the name of language preservation at "One World, Many Voices", an evening of performance from across the globe Saturday night at Washington's Sixth and I Historic Synagogue.

Music: "I'm On Fire (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Mix)" by Bruce Springsteen

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Watchdog: Hillary Clinton Violated State Dept. Policies By Using Private Email

A report issued by the department's inspector general found that previous secretaries of state also failed to comply with record-keeping and security policies.

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