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Virginia Scholar Opens Magna Carta To Study

Despite serving as the foundation of the Anglo-Saxan political and legal tradition, the Magna Carta remains a mystery to many -- something one Virginia scholar hopes to change.

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African-American Museum Breaks Ground In D.C.

At the groundbreaking on the National Mall on Wednesday, President Obama said the newest Smithsonian museum has been "a long time coming" and will serve "not just as a record of tragedy, but as a celebration of life." The National Museum of African American History and Culture is expected to open in 2015.
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How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Advertisers collect information with every digital move people make. They then target ads based on that information. Communications scholar Joseph Turow worries that advertisers will use such data to discriminate against people and put them into "reputation silos."
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After 'Putin's Kiss,' A Young Girl's Change Of Heart

An absorbing new documentary by Danish director Lise Birk Pedersen charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Critic John Powers says it "offers a fresh glimpse into how Putin's Russia actually works."
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Smithsonian Breaks Ground On African American History Museum

President Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will help break ground on the African American history museum today.

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A 'Favored Daughter' Fights For Afghan Women

Fawzia Koofi almost died on the day she was born, but survived against all odds and became the first female deputy speaker of Afghanistan's parliament. Koofi plans to run for president in two years, and in a new memoir, describes her hopes for the country's future.
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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Feb. 22

Silent films, speaking comics, and video art from the future.

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