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WASHINGTON (AP) Jessica Alba and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver read today to about 250 local elmentary students at the Library of Congress. They were joined by First Lady Michelle Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

WASHINGTON (AP) India's arts, precious gems and culture is being showcased over the next three weeeks at The Kennedy Center. The "Maximum India" festival opened last night and runs through March 20th.

WASHINGTON (AP) The attorney for a man that prosecutors say is a key player in the corruption probe of the district's taxicab industry says his client plans to plead guilty. The lawyer says Yitbarek Syume plans to plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery and a count of bribery and mail fraud.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Police are seeking leads in a website devoted to catching the man known as the East Coast Rapist. Authorities say the man is believed responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997 in places that include Maryland and Virginia.

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Impressionist Hero Édouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Manet was not himself an Impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in L.A. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.
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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
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Paycheck Politics And The Homeland Security Bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is blasting Republicans who claim that the department's workers can weather a temporary shutdown if Congress can't finish legislation to fund the department by the end of Friday.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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