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Peak Cherry Blossom Bloom Time Announced

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If the blossom prediction is correct, it will correspond with the national festival for the 11th-straight year.
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If the blossom prediction is correct, it will correspond with the national festival for the 11th-straight year.

He stresses, however, that the trees will be blooming a couple of days before and after the peak period. DeFeo says if his prediction holds true, it will be the 11th straight year the bloom falls during the three-weekend festival.

The opening ceremony is on Saturday, March 26, at the National Building Museum and the grand finale, the closing parade, is on Saturday, April 9. Another key event, the lantern-lighting ceremony, will be on Sunday, April 3.

The festival is a major event for the region's tourism industry, bringing in an estimated $150 million each year.

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Exhibit Shows Dolores Huerta's Life As Part Of The 'Backbone' Of America

The exhibit about the United Farm Workers activist is the first in the National Portrait Gallery's "One Life" series to be devoted to a Latina.

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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes In The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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