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D.C. Gigs: Pouring at the Pour House

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Just blocks from the Capitol, the Pour House draws a wide array of congressmen and women.
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Just blocks from the Capitol, the Pour House draws a wide array of congressmen and women.

D.C. Gigs is our look at people working "distinctively D.C." jobs. This week: the bartender at one of the preferred watering holes for state representatives and their staff.

[Music: "Working for the Weekend" by The Brown Derbies from We Deliver / "Happy Working Song (In the Style of Various (Enchanted) [Karaoke Version with Backup Vocals]" by Pocket Songs Karaoke from Karaoke - Enchanted & Hairspray (PSCD 7003)]


Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.

More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

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