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Government Isn't Running, And Neither Will Participants Of Va. Half Marathon

In Virginia, organizers of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon have decided to postpone the race because of the government shutdown.

The first eight miles of the course is on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which is a national park and subject to the shutdown. The half marathon's founder Steve Nearman says the decision was "very difficult, very complex, very strategic, very frustrating and very sad."

The event has been rescheduled for November 10, the day before the Veterans Day holiday.

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'Theeb' Looks At Middle East History Through The Eyes Of A Bedouin Boy

The Oscar-nominated film is set in 1916 Saudi Arabia, a pivotal time in the region. Director Naji Abu Nowar says he wanted to explore "how strange and surreal it must have been" for the Bedouins.
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Beer And Snack Pairings: A Super Bowl Game Everyone Can Win

Which beer goes with guacamole? How can a brew complement spicy wings? Two craft beer experts share their favorite pairings and help us take our Super Bowl snack game to the next level.
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#MemeOfTheWeek: Bernie Or Hillary. Sexist or Nah?

A series of fake campaign posters locking Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton was just supposed to be funny, said the meme's creator. Except a lot of people thought it was sexist.
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Twitter Says It Has Shut Down 125,000 Terrorism-Related Accounts

The announcement comes just weeks after a woman sued Twitter, saying the platform knowingly let ISIS use the network "to spread propaganda, raise money and attract recruits."

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