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VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

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Tom Hanks Says Self-Doubt Is 'A High-Wire Act That We All Walk'

"No matter what we've done there comes a point where you think, 'How did I get here?' " Hanks says. He plays an American businessman working in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert in his new film.
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Michael Kinsley: "Old Age: A Beginner's Guide"

More than twenty years ago, journalist Michael Kinsley was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a new book, he reflects on living with that diagnosis and why he thinks his fellow baby boomers should focus on quality of life instead of longevity.

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Meryl Streep's First Acting Gig: Becoming Pretty And Popular In High School

In a new biography called Her Again, author Michael Schulman says that at 14, Streep decided to reinvent herself — and before she was an Oscar winner, she was homecoming queen.
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'Alter Egos' Dissects Hillary Clinton's Tenure As Obama's Secretary Of State

Mark Landler of The New York Times discusses Clinton and Obama's contrasting views on America's role in the world. Clinton, Landler says, was often the hawk, more willing to intervene with force.
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Would You Publish Your Personal Diary? Heidi Julavits Discusses 'The Folded Clock' With WAMU

Author Heidi Julavits spoke with The Kojo Nnamdi Show producer Ruth Tam about the process of creating her new book "The Folded Clock" — assembled from real journal entries.
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D.C.'s Newest Statehood Supporter: Tony Hale Of 'Veep,' 'Arrested Development'

Tony Hale plays the character Gary Walsh on HBO's Veep. Mike Martinez, managing producer of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, talks to him about how realistic his show is and enlists him in a local D.C. cause.

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'Game Of Thrones' Begins Its 6th Season On HBO

Season 5 of the HBO series ended with a lot of cliffhangers. The sixth season is the first one that goes beyond the realm of the books that the show is based on.
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'Wake Up You!' Explores The Transitional, Post-War Rock 'N' Roll Of Nigeria

In the 1970s, a crop of young rock bands with "a new sense of fury and fuzz" arose in the aftermath of the country's civil war, says historian Uchenna Ikonne.
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In The Lines Of Ocean Vuong, Echoes Of His Family's Past In Vietnam

Award-winning poet Ocean Vuong speaks about his new book Night Sky with Exit Wounds, which weaves growing up in America with his family's memories of a war-torn Vietnam.

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