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(June 10-11) The First Amendment Acts Out

George Mason University's Theater of the First Amendment hosts the "First Light Discovery Program" Friday night and Saturday in Fairfax. Student, community, and professional playwrights stage readings of their works and get some audience feedback.

(June 11) We The People

A festival celebrating the lives, art, and culture of Muslim and Arab women comes to the Takoma Park Community Center all day Saturday. "We The People" features visual art, film, and performance by women that explore all avenues of Muslim and Arab life.

(June 10-12) Capital Pride

The annual Capital Pride Festival closes out a week and a half of events with a parade and film this weekend. The film is the 1957 romantic comedy "Desk Set", screening Friday night at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and the parade marches through Dupont and Logan Circles Friday evening.

(June 11) Itching To Stitch

If you've been itching to pull your crocheting hooks and needles out of the closet the Textile Museum celebrates World Wide Knit in Public Day Sunday afternoon. Knitters and crafty types are invited to tie the knots in the Museum’s garden. Picnic baskets are welcome.

Music: "Fast Peter" by Moonface

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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