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It's time for our annual look at the cultures that coexist, combine and cohabitate in the D.C. area. We'll dive into the frenzy surrounding the World Cup. We'll ask whether D.C. residents would back the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. And we'll meet a Mongolian immigrant who went from no education in her home country, to graduating top of her class in her adopted one. Plus, we'll look at how a West African musical instrument combined with colonial American culture to create something new: the banjo.

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Aviator Beryl Markham Soars Again In 'Paris Wife' Author's New Book

"It is my fate to illuminate the lives of these one-of-a-kind notable women that have been somehow forgotten by history," says Paula McClain. She shines her spotlight on Markham in Circling the Sun.
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At The Purple Pie Place, Where The Crusts Are Just Sweet Enough

Bobkat's Purple Pie Place is a fixture in Custer, S.D. From chicken pot pie to strawberry rhubarb, Trevor Yehlie and his family have been baking and serving pies at the local favorite since 2009.
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SuperPACs Report Their Funds — And The Numbers Are Staggering

SuperPACs released their latest funding numbers Friday, and already it's clear that the committees' roles in 2016 will be gargantuan.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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