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GMU Linguistics Dep't. Archiving World's English Accents

Want to hear how someone speaks English with a Dinka accent, from Sudan? How about a Mortlockese accent from Micronesia? You can find out at George Mason University in Northern Virginia (and its website), which keeps the world's largest online database of English accents.

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Tangier Islanders Retain Unique Dialect

Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is only a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland of Virginia and Maryland, but the dialect of English spoken there transports tourists to a place that feels much more remote.

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Stosch Calling For Cost-Effective, Humanitarian Options For Geriatric Prisoners

In Virginia, a segment of the state's prison population is withering away behind bars, and State Sen. Walter Stosch is calling for cost-effective and humanitarian options for geriatric prisoners.

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National 9/11 Flag Tour Comes To Frederick

A giant U.S. flag damaged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York is coming to Frederick for a charity event involving needles and thread.

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Commentary By Christopher Imbrosciano: People With Disabilities Are Underrepresented In Performing Arts

This weekend the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, Md. is hosting a performance of "Inside/Out: Voices from the Disability Community." The show weaves together the stories of several cast members who are also members of the disability community. Commentator Christopher Imbrosciano is one of them. He says we need to do a better job of including people with disabilities in performing arts.

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Food Fight Between Food Trucks & Restaurants Over D.C. Regulation

Food trucks have exploded in numbers in recent years, serving up everything from lobster rolls to Korean tacos. With their innovative use of social media, the District's food trucks have won themselves a lot of devotees, but they've also garnered some enemies. The battle between the eateries-on-wheels and their bricks-and-mortar brethren is the latest rage to hit the roads.

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