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WASHINGTON (AP) The independent Washington bookstore Politics and Prose has found a buyer for the 27-year-old establishment. Former Washington Post journalists Bradley Graham and his wife Lissa Muscatine were introduced Monday as the future owners.

WASHINGTON (AP) Taxicabs can begin charging a $1 fuel surcharge for rides within the District of Columbia to offset the rising cost of gasoline. Over the weekend, Mayor Vincent Gray announced he has signed an executive order authorizing the surcharge.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29, 2015

You can hear classical Indian music or learn about the Arab influences of a traditional Spanish dance form. 

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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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