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WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say an overheated kiln in a ceramics studio early today at the Corcoran Gallery of Art has not damaged any artwork. The museum will reopen as scheduled tomorrow. No injuries were reported in the fire.

WASHINGTON (AP) An elementary school boy accused of bringing cocaine to school and sharing it with students will leave foster care and will be reunited with his mother. Four Thomson Elementary School students had sore throats after sniffing or swallowing the drug last week.

WASHINGTON (AP) The Kennedy Center in Washington is honoring 10 teachers with $10,000 grants for inspiring students after they were selected from hundreds of nominees. The grants honor Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim and are being announced today.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Park Service says repairs are scheduled to begin next month on Washington's heavily traveled Constitution Avenue. Crews soon will be ripping out pavement, crosswalk lights and sidewalks.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials in Washington have begun an annual month-long campaign to fill potholes. Yesterday was officially the first day of the "Potholepalooza" campaign. Mayor Vincent Gray helped fill potholes in the city's southeast.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. police officer charged in an internal sting with trying to receive stolen property is due in court. Guillermo Ortiz faces a determination of attorney hearing today in D.C. Superior Court. He was arrested along with two other officers in a sting this month.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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