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Behind D.C.'s Movie Theater Boom

Over the next few years, the number of movie screens in the District will double. We explore the theater resurgence and find out how the new venues will change moviegoing in the District's neighborhoods.

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How Do We Cultivate Women Leaders?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gets to the bottom line for women who want to lead.
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Obama Expected To Say NSA Should Not Hold 'Metadata'

One change that privacy advocates have been pushing for is that the NSA no longer store the records from millions of phone calls — including those of Americans. Officials are telling Reuters and NPR that the president will endorse the idea of having a third party, not the NSA, hold that data.
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DirecTV: Customers Balked At Weather Channel's Reality Shows

The Weather Channel and DirecTV are in a contract dispute. At midnight on Monday, DirecTV dropped the Weather Channel and replaced it with a smaller producer of weather programming. The move raises the question: How much weather information do TV viewers need when they can get it from other sources?

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Colombia Aims To Improve Its Embattled Mining Industry

Alabama-based Drummond Co. has been fined $3.6 million in Colombia for polluting beaches and dumping coal into the ocean. Drummond reflects the wider dilemma facing the Colombian government when it comes to mining. It is promoting foreign investment but environmental controls are lax, leading to contaminated rivers, mercury poisoning and deforestation.
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Catalonia Pushes For Independence From Spain

Lawmakers in the Spanish province of Catalonia have voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a November referendum on independence from Spain. Madrid says it won't allow that to happen but it's unclear if it can stop the vote from taking place.
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NBA's Sacramento Kings To Accept Bitcoins

The NBA team will accept Bitcoins as payment for just about everything — from court-side seats to team souvenirs. The Kings are the first major professional sports team to accept the virtual currency.
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'Omaha' Businesses Back Peyton Manning's Foundation

Omaha is more than a city in Nebraska, it's also a signal that Denver Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning called out repeatedly last weekend during a playoff game. Some Omaha companies will donate $500 to Manning's foundation every time he shoults out Omaha this weekend.
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The Birth Of The Minimum Wage In America

For decades, the Supreme Court ruled that laws regulating things like wages and working conditions were unconstitutional. That changed during the Great Depression, when one of the justices switched sides, paving the way for the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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By Tracking Sugar In Tears, Contact Lens Offers Hope For Diabetics

Despite the technical feat, researchers say that much basic research remains, and the relationship between glucose and tears is still unproven.

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