The Dalai Lama is expected to arrive in the city today in advance of a 10-day event called the Kalachakra, which is expected to draw about 100,000 people.
One of the messages the event is trying to convey is that difference does not have to mean division. As part of Kalachakra, there will be 3 days of ritualistic prayers and chanting meant to symbolically purify the arena. The Dalai Lama will give three days of basic teachings on Buddhist thought.
He will also celebrate his 76th birthday July 6 with a ceremony at the Verizon Center.
The series of D.C. events comes at a time when the Dalai Lama has attempted to give up his political power in Tibet, focusing instead on being a religious leader.
He will hold a talk for world peace on the Capitol's west lawn Saturday, July 9.
The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday advised companies to change the labels on their drugs to make it illegal for livestock producers to use drugs for "growth promotion" or "feed efficiency." The announcement is the latest step in a long-running effort by the FDA to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.
How's the Louisiana senator responding to GOP efforts to tie her to the Affordable Care Act's problems? Partly with an ad that gives her outsize credit for President Obama's decision to change course and let people keep health plans next year that would otherwise be canceled under the new law.
Ireland has made a concerted effort to grow its tech industry, through tax incentives and development programs. Officials credit the initiative with helping uplift the country's economy. But the country has also faces local and international criticism for its approach.
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