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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Aug. 13

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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.
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You hear that? It's Barry Manilow bringing the romance back to D.C.

(Aug. 16) Edible Poems & Other Literary Foodstuffs

More and more folks have been reading about food lately, so it only makes sense that we have more events devoted to the folks who write all that stuff about food. Northwest Washington's American Women Writers National Museum devotes an afternoon to some of the females behind the food lit this Thursday. Several authors talk about food-related fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

(Aug. 13-26) Me! Me! Me! Me! Me!

Artists with and without disabilities collaborate to present Untitled Me at Alexandria's Target Gallery through late August. The exhibition of local work features portraits of the artists' heroes and self-portraits expressing how the artists envision themselves in their respective ecosystems.

(Aug. 16-17) Wolf Trap meets Copacabana

Speaking of heroes, Barry Manilow plays Woo Trap, I mean Wolf Trap this Thursday and Friday. The legendary pop star and hitmaker promises two back-to-back nights of romantic ballads, reminiscing, and Copacabana.

Music: "Afria Talks To You" by Delicate Steve

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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