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D.C. Post Office Renamed To Honor Dorothy Height

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Civil rights leader Dorothy Height in 2008.
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Civil rights leader Dorothy Height in 2008.

Dorothy Height was president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal among other honors and died last year at age 98.

D.C.'s congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, introduced the bill to rename the post office and will be on hand for Tuesday's ceremony, along with D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other dignitaries.

Norton calls Height "one of America's great women" and says while she was a national icon, Height was always proud to be a resident of the District.

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A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
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Virginia's Own Tim Kaine Takes The Democratic Veepstakes

We consider Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine's regional ties and the pros and cons of his vice presidential candidacy as the DNC gets underway.

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Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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