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First Lady's Inaugural Gown Heads To Archives

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Traditionally, the First Lady's inaugural gown is donated to the Smithsonian, to be part of The First Ladies Collection, but Mrs. Obama's ruby colored chiffon and velvet gown designed by Jason Wu heads to the National Archives for now, along with the navy Thom Browne coat and dress she wore to the inaugural ceremony and parade.

The pieces are destined to be among the first objects in a future Obama presidential library.

The Smithsonian curator, who oversees The First Ladies Collection at the National Museum of American History, says second inaugural gowns are traditionally exhibited at presidential libraries.

President Obama still has to decide where to build his presidential library: in his birthplace of Hawaii or his adopted hometown of Chicago.

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After Sketchy Science, Shark Week Promises To Turn Over A New Fin

Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.
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Do Try This At Home: 3 Korean Banchan (Side Dishes) In One Pot

If you've ever eaten at a Korean restaurant, you're used to the endless side dishes that come out with the meal. They're called banchan, and they're remarkably simple to make for yourself.
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Cutting Local Taxes in The District

The D.C. Council has taken steps to accelerate tax cuts for all income earners. They're part of a broader overhaul of the city's tax levels, but some council members argued there wasn't enough time for a rigorous debate about the new schedule. We explore the debate over cutting taxes for D.C. residents and how it affects the city's ability to pay for critical local services.

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Reddit CEO Says Miscommunication Led To Blackout Protest

A user revolt briefly shut down the social site last week after a key employee was dismissed. Interim CEO Ellen Pao says the company has "apologized for not communicating better" with site moderators.

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