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Arena Stage Hosting Military Families For Thanksgiving

Two hundred service men and women and their relatives will gather Friday evening for a special Thanksgiving meal and performance at Arena Stage in Southwest Washington.

Arena stage is hosting the families for a meal and a performance of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will be in attendance. She says the event is a way to show service men and women that people in the city are thinking about them and are thankful for their service.

"Remember we have a volunteer army and that means that they're stepping up for everyone else who's stepping back," she says.

Norton says expressing that gratitude is especially important over the holidays when military families may be far from home.


Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.
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The Politics Hour - July 31, 2015

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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.

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