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Tune Inn Fire: D.C. Takes To Twitter

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The scene of the Tune Inn kitchen fire that struck early in the morning on June 22.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, via Twitter
The scene of the Tune Inn kitchen fire that struck early in the morning on June 22.

Although it now appears the fire was largely confined to the kitchen, the venerated bar and restaurant -- which was last year featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives will likely be closed for a couple weeks to repair the estimated $75,000 in damage.

The news swept through D.C. through various social media outlets, yielding an outpouring of support for the popular and historic watering hole.

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Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.
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Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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