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We Went From Hunter-Gatherers To Space Explorers, But Are We Happier?

In his book Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari packs the history of humanity into 400 pages. "In some areas we've done amazingly well," the historian says. "In other areas we've done amazingly bad."
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Rosa Parks Collection Comes To Library Of Congress

Thousands of letters, writings and notes by civil rights icon Rosa Parks were opened to researchers this week at the Library of Congress.
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What's So 'Cringeworthy' About Long Duk Dong in 'Sixteen Candles'?

Inquiring minds want to know: What's with the Gedde Watanabe shade in Thursday's post about Asian-Americans in TV and movies?
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Mary Z. Gray: A Life Well Lived On Capitol Hill

We pay tribute to the recently departed Mary Z. Gray, who grew up in a Capitol Hill that no longer exists.

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When The Anacostia River Was Once Considered Part Of Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill was once intimately connected to the Anacostia River. Some folks think that it's high time to reestablish the relationship.

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A Brief, Weird History Of Squashed Asian-American TV Shows

With Fresh Off The Boat making waves, we look back at a colorful crop of shows with Asian-American leads that most of us have forgotten.
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Capitol Hill Restoration Society Celebrates 60 Years Of Battles Won And Lost

From a highway running through the core of the neighborhood to a proposed "East Mall," the Capitol Hill Restoration Society has spent 60 years years fighting to preserve the uniquely historic nature of the Capitol Hill community.

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The Rise And Fall And Rise Again Of The Hawk 'N' Dove Bar

The long-time proprietor of the Hawk 'n' Dove, one of Capitol Hill's best-known bars, explains how it came to be and, ultimately, how it ultimately slipped out of his grasp.

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D.C.'s Salvadorans Greet Pope's Romero Announcement With 'Jubilation'

Parishioners at a Catholic church in Mount Pleasant are celebrating the declaration by the Vatican that murdered Salvadoran Monsignor Oscar Romero is a martyr of the faith.

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Reviving The Lost Art Of Logrolling

Contemporary logrollers believe that the historical practice provides today's athletes a good, balanced workout. And that it's as easy as, well, as falling off a log.

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