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D.C. Gigs: The Bonsai Curator

In this month's edition of D.C. Gigs, we meet the man tasked with caring for the extensive bonsai tree collection at the National Arboretum.

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New D.C. Restaurants Nix The Reservations

We find out why so many restaurants seem to be committing to being "fully committed" all the time.

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Murdoch Apologizes For News Corp. Scandal

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch is facing another day of uncomfortable questions in London. The questions focus on the wiretapping activities of his now-defunct tabloid News of the World. This is a judicial inquiry into a scandal that has reached the highest levels of British government. And for the first time, Murdoch is apologizing for "not paying enough attention" to the unfolding scandal.
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After Backlash, Ethanol Industry Is Thriving

After being hyped as a homegrown remedy to America's dependence on foreign oil, the federally supported corn-based fuel ended up under attack as an environmental and economic failure. Now the smoke has cleared, and U.S. ethanol producers are booming.
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Double-Dip Recession Catches Britain Off Guard

Britain is a nation in shock, following Wednesday's announcement that its economy has slipped back into recession. It's the second time since the 2008 financial crisis, and it's raising new questions about the government's unpopular austerity measures.
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Ukraine Insulted By Dutch Beer Tap Ad

The Netherlands Energy Co. is running an ad promoting its free beer taps. The ad contains a warning for Netherlands women: Prevent your husbands from traveling to Ukraine to see this summer's European soccer championship. The ad says the men might be seduced by beautiful Ukrainian women, so better that they stay home and drink beer.

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