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Newcomers Guide to Washington: Monumental Myths (Rebroadcast)

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So why does the marble change color?
Rebecca Sheir
So why does the marble change color?

Whether you're new to the D.C. region or can count with two hands the number of presidents you've seen in the White House, it's hard to know everything about the region. And Washington generates more than its share of mysteries and urban legends. Rebecca Sheir sets out to debunk some of these mysteries in her series, "The Newcomer's Guide To Washington."

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.
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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

Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government

The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.

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