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Shark Week comes a touch early to the District.
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Shark Week comes a touch early to the District.

(Aug. 11) Save the Date
D.C. artist Kathryn Cornelius is about to turn 34. She’s unwed, and she’s about to take matters into her own hands. In her case, that means marrying and divorcing seven suitors - both men and women - in one day. You’re invited. And there will be cake. Save the Date explores the life cycle of modern marriage and divorce Saturday from 10 to 5 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest. By marriage number seven, Cornelius hopes to get to the bottom of all the private emotion, public spectacle, social expectation, and state power involved in the ritual.

(Aug. 10) Shark Week
The Discovery Channel’s Shark Week isn’t until next week, but D.C. has a local version if you can’t wait. Ours is a garage rock band with a bluesy surf rock sound. In typical D.C. fashion, Shark Week the band is made up of a reporter, a lawyer, and a hair salon owner. The motley crew celebrates the release of its latest hip-shaking EP with a show Friday night at Montserrat House in Northwest Washington.

Music: “Seen Your Video” by The Replacements

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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