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Planning Parties and Marking Milestones with New Technology

Invitations go out online, ideas for favors and games are sourced via Pinterest, the cake is ordered for delivery through a bakery website and moments captured by guests on cell phones posted instantly to social media. Websites, apps and innovative software platforms keep legwork to a minimum and help streamline the party planning process. We consider the pros and cons of deploying tech ahead of and during milestone events.

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American Cool

An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery explores the concept of cool through photographs of 100 Americans with the style, originality and talent to become a cultural icon.

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Your Turn

The NCAA considers letting the top five sports conferences set looser scholarship rules, the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit comes to a close and a guitarist sues Metro so he can play for tips there. It's your turn to set the agenda.

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American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

From the Boston Tea Party to rock 'n roll, Americans have always taken their fun seriously. A new books reveals the spirit of joyous rebellion going back to the Pilgrims.

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Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, the son of pioneering Afrobeat musician and dissident Fela Kuti, forged his own path with a band in the 80's, using music to push for change. He joins us in studio to discuss his activism through music, his father's legacy, and Africa's future.

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Robots & Pop Culture

We consider the role of robots - whether cyborg, android or operating system - in our culture and what they tell us about ourselves.

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Proposed Maryland Law Would Treat Arcades Like Casinos

The law was originally pitched to stop Internet cafes from operating backroom online gambling operations.
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Your Turn

Germany outs an alleged double-agent selling secrets to the U.S., and D.C. bicyclists and drivers assail each other's manners. It's your turn to discuss these topics and more.

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Predicting the Future with Phone Data and Tweets

What if data from your phone, email, GPS, tweets and even movie downloads could be used to predict your every move? We explore the predictive possibilities of big data.

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Kids & YA Summer Reading

School's out for summer, but reading - both assigned and for pleasure - continues for kids of all ages. We've got suggestions for babies, teens and everyone in between.

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