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The Surprising Roots Of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the unknown roots of familiar southern dishes in African and African American food traditions.

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Environmental Outlook: Disappearing Beaches

Rising sea-levels, storms and erosion are threatening beaches and coastal communities worldwide. We look at efforts to rethink development along our shores and to protect the coastline.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Chrysler recalls cars to boost their cybersecurity. Microsoft debuts its new Windows 10 operating system. And navigation tech could bring us robotic lawn mowers. The Computer Guys and Gal explain.

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The LGBT Swim Team That Fought For Equality — And Better Pools

As society becomes more accepting of the LGBT community, is there still a place for a team created for gay and lesbian swimmers?
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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Training And Certification For Personal Trainers

As D.C. drafts rules for registering personal trainers under a 2013 law, we examine what your trainer needs to know to help you meet your fitness goals.

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Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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Fairfax County Finds That A Boost Of Creativity Goes A Long Way For The Aging

Creative Aging programs have taken hold throughout the D.C. region. At one senior center in Virginia, a piano man finds energy in music, and a lady has brought a lot of friends into the program.

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D.C. Swim League Busting The Myth That Black People Don't Swim

In the second part of our series on District pools, we'll look at the D.C. Swim League's efforts to get more African-American youth swimming.

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Escape Rooms Playing To D.C.'s Nerdy, Competitive Crowds

Tired of meeting friends at a bar? A growing trend in the District is to spend the evening in an "escape room" — solving puzzles as a team before the clock expires.

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