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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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In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhual

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

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