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(Feb. 28) PALESTINIAN PEACE DOCTOR "I Shall Not Hate" is a hopeful and heartbreaking first-person account of life in Gaza. It was written by Harvard-trained Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, who was born and raised in Gaza and has spent most of his life crossing the lines that divide Israelis and Palestinians. Abuelaish discusses his quest for peace tonight at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Northwest Washington.

(March 1-April 24) ARENA'S NOT AFRAID OF EDWARD ALBEE Southwest's Arena Stage is throwing a festival for its favorite living American playwright. You can enjoy performances of Edward Albee's "Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf?" and "At Home at the Zoo" through April.

(Feb. 28-May 13) LISTEN TO HIM As far as artful chairs go, you can't do much better than the work of Joel D'Orazio, whose work is showcased in "Listen to Me" at Zenith Gallery in Northwest through mid-May. In addition to chairs, the artist uses found materials to fashion abstract sculptures and he paints, too.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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