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Want A Great View? Head To The National Harbor's Capital Ferris Wheel

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It's a heck of a view from 175 feet up. And starting today, this view can be all yours.

The Capital Wheel opens today at the National Harbor, offering riders on 42 gondolas sweeping views of the region from the National Harbor in Prince George's County.

The wheel will open year-round — the gondolas are climate-controlled, after all — from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and each ride will cost $15.

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'Rolling The R's' Is A Story About Coming Of Age And Coming Out

Rolling the R's tells the stories of restless teenagers in the disco era in a gritty neighborhood in Hawaii. Author R. Zamora Linmark discusses the book's impact, 20 years after it first came out.
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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.
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Trump Rolls Into Washington For Biker Rally

The presumptive Republican nominee for president addressed Rolling Thunder, the annual gathering of motorcyclists, on Sunday. The group seeks to raise awareness of veterans' issues.
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After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, She Channeled Her Ups And Downs Into Texts

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Natalie Sun about her project, textingwithcancer.com. The website won a Webby award, and documents her pessimism and optimism while undergoing chemotherapy.

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