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How America 'Struck Back': Doolittle Raid Turns 70

Seventy years ago Wednesday, 80 Army Air Corps crewmen flew 16 B-25 bombers on a secret mission to Japan. The World War II attack became known as the Doolittle Raid, and this week, four of the five remaining Doolittle raiders will be gathering in Dayton, Ohio, to remember the mission.
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Wine, Weather and Wiles: The History and Culture of Local Wine

You've heard of eating local, but what about drinking local? We take a look at the ways weather, culture and history conspire to create wines unique to the area.

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Storify: Reactions To Shuttle Discovery's Arrival In D.C.

Residents of the D.C. area turned out in force Tuesday morning to witness the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery.

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The Historic Howard Theatre: Past And Future

The Howard Theatre in Washington, DC was built in 1910, and just about every top black entertainer performed on its stage. But it had to shut its doors once the neighborhood fell on hard times. Now it has reopened, and host Michel Martin talks with Jimi Smooth, a musician who was an usher at the Howard in the early '60s.
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D.C. Emancipation Document On View In Capitol

D.C. Emancipation Day may be over, but visitors to the U.S. Capitol will continue to have the chance to look at a key document relating to the freeing of the slaves in the District.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Flight Over D.C.

Residents of the D.C. area reacted with emotion Tuesday morning to the final flight of the space shuttle Discovery, as it circled the District en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

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Interpreting Shariah Law Across The Centuries

In his new book, Heaven on Earth, English barrister Sadakat Kadri describes how early Islamic scholars codified — and then modified — the Shariah laws that would govern how Muslim people lead their daily lives. He then reflects on the present day, describing how today's religious scholars interpret the Shariah.
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D.C. Celebrates 150th Anniversary Of Emancipation Day

Residents of the District marched down Pennsylvania Ave. this afternoon in the Emancipation Day Parade, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the day President Abraham Lincoln freed slaves in the District.

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Lost And Found: Rare Paul Revere Print Rediscovered

Brown University announced it found the rare engraved print by the Revolutionary War icon inside an old medical book. The print depicts the baptism of Jesus and is one of five in existence. The finding is timely as Wednesday marks the 237th anniversary of Revere's ride.

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