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An eighty-year-old basket weaver is featured in "Mexico through the lens of National Geographic."
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An eighty-year-old basket weaver is featured in "Mexico through the lens of National Geographic."

(July 13-Feb. 2012) Living in America

The Mall's National Museum of the American Indian showcases twenty images to highlight interactions between African Americans and Native Americans in Indivisible. The exhibition explores the laws, customs and identity issues that have affected both groups since the days of Columbus. It's on display through early 2012.

(July 13-Aug. 5) Keeping the faith

Prince George's Arts & Humanities Council keeps the faith with Sacred Reflections through early August. Paintings, prints, sculpture, photography and mixed media works reflect the diversity of worship traditions in Prince George's at the University of Maryland's Driskell Center in College Park. Artists, scholars and clergy members take part in a discussion on art in religion Wednesday evening. A gospel choir will be on hand, just in case.

(July 13-Oct. 22) Mexico via Nat Geo

Mexico through the lens of National Geographic is showing at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Northwest through October. More than 130 images spanning 100 years capture the geography and culture of our neighbors to the South.

Music: "Apertura" by Gustavo Santaolalla

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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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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On A Night Capped By Obama, Democrats Aim To Stress National Security

On the third night of the Democratic National Convention, party officials are rolling out some of their heaviest hitters — including headliner President Obama.
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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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