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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.
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In His Memoir, A Cocaine Kingpin's Son Sheds Light On D.C.'s Crack Era

Tony Lewis Jr. is the son of Tony Lewis Sr., a former cocaine kingpin in D.C. who's been in prison since 1989. In Lewis Jr.'s new memoir, "Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration," he shares stories and lessons from his upbringing during D.C.'s crack epidemic.
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'Top Gear' Team Signs Deal With Amazon; New Car Show Set For 2016

The trio left the BBC under a cloud after Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed because of a physical and verbal attack on a show producer.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30, 2015

Folk music descends on Vienna this weekend. Elsewhere in Virginia, jazz music takes over a performing arts venue. 

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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.
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With 'Paper Towns,' Author John Green Reopens Search For Agloe, N.Y.

Agloe, N.Y., is not a town in any real sense. Instead, it's among a number of fakes that mapmakers planted to foil plagiarists. It inspired John Green to write his book (and now movie) Paper Towns.
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Birkin Bag Is Fine, But Namesake Actress Wants 'Birkin Croco' Rebranded

After seeing a video that PETA published on the treatment of crocodiles, Jane Birkin asks Hermes to remove her name from the line's crocodile-skin version.
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Can Donald Trump Build A Campaign To Last?

Veteran strategists say that while Trump has staffed up in early states, the Republican is missing the long-term campaign infrastructure and approach to go the distance.

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A Hollywood Animal Trainer's Secrets For Getting Dogs To Act On Cue

Teresa Ann Miller often works with distracted performers, but the Hungarian film White God was especially challenging. "The dogs just thought it was a party," she says of the film's dog-pack scene.

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