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From Institution To Inclusion

How did D.C. treat residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the past and what lessons have we learned moving forward? Read Martin Austermuhle's four-part series about Forest Haven.
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Nowruz: Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Spring Deliciously

This ancient festival marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. And naturally, it has a lot to do with fresh, green foods just beginning to poke out of the ground.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates On The Fight Over 'Nina Simone's Face'

Many people have decried the casting of Zoe Saldana in upcoming biopic Nina, but Ta-Nehisi Coates digs deep into why this choice struck a nerve.
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Playing The Metro Blame Game? Start With Decisions In Decades Past

Metro has been the object of a lot of scorn this week after shutting down the rails for the whole day Wednesday for emergency inspections, but the maintenance problems actually have roots that go back as far as four decades.

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King Tut's Tomb May Have Hidden Spaces Containing Organic, Metallic Materials

Radar scans add weight to the claim that there are secret chambers in King Tut's tomb. One theory: This is the secret, final resting place of Queen Nefertiti.
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Feast Like It's 399: What Would St. Patrick Eat?

The patron saint of Ireland was born to high status in Britain, then stolen away by pirates as a teen. It's a life story with plenty of fodder to cook up an unexpected, historically inspired menu.
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The 'Criminal' Black Lesbian: Where Does This Damaging Stereotype Come From?

Black lesbian women have long endured a stigma of violence, and the roots of this perception go way back.
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Makeover Of Maryland's State Song Advances In General Assembly

Maryland's legislature is moving ahead with changes to the state song "Maryland My Maryland," which has long been criticized for its pro-Confederacy lyrics.

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President Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee and the political battle ahead.

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Battle Hymn At The Dining Table: A Famous Feminist Subjugated Through Food

Julia Ward Howe wrote the Civil War psalm The Battle Hymn of the Republic. She was adrift in a lonely war of her own, against a husband who controlled every aspect of her life, including what she ate.

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