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The White House's African Leaders Summit

Heads of state from 50 African nations have been invited to a summit hosted by the White House this week. The slate of events - official and unofficial - aims to strengthen ties between the administration and a host of nations. We talk about the focus on trade and investment, and consider the development and policy issues at play as the week gets under way.

Summit Road Closures

Those who live or work near downtown Washington, D.C. will encounter several road closures and metro changes as the week's events continue.

A map from the Secret Service shows daily road closures through Aug. 6.

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The Metropolitan Police Department has posted a full list of closures here.

For live updates, MPD recommends following these agencies on Twitter:

DC Department of Transportation: @ddotdc
Office of the DC Mayor: @MayorVinceGray
US Park Police: @usparkpolicepio
US Secret Service: @SecretService
US Department of Homeland Security: @DHSgov
National Terrorism Advisory System: @NTASAlerts
WMATA: @wmata

And if you don't already follow WAMU's own traffic reporter @JerryEdwards885, this might be a good week to start.

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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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