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National Aquarium Closes Washington Location On Monday

An aquarium that opened its doors to visitors in 1885 is closing its doors in the District.

The National Aquarium is closing its Washington location after the last visitors leave Monday. Officials announced in May that the aquarium must move out of the U.S. Department of Commerce building due to renovations.

The aquarium has been housed at the site near the National Mall since 1932. For decades, it has drawn families and tourists to see fish, turtles, alligators and snakes in the basement of the massive federal building.

The 1,500 animals will be moved to other locations, including the National Aquarium in Baltimore, in the months ahead. The aquarium's board says it is exploring ways to maintain a presence in Washington, but a site hasn't been determined.

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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
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With A Zap, Scientists Create Low-Fat Chocolate

Scientists say they've figured out how to reduce the fat in milk chocolate by running it through an electric field. The result is healthier, but is it tastier?
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Analysis Of The Last Supreme Court Decisions Of The Term

Analysis of the Supreme Court's last decisions of the term and the impact of a vacant seat on the bench.

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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. And with our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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