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Players from politics, Hollywood mix it up at 'Nerd Prom'

The White House Correspondents' Association dinner has become a celebrity magnet, this year drawing some big names from television, sports and movies to rub shoulders with members of Congress and... Read more »

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Jazz Fest in New Orleans steps into high gear with The Who

The Who, the iconic British rock band led by singer and guitar player Pete Townshend, is taking center stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday. Read more »

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Town prays for Texas ice cream maker linked to listeria

Alice Stern and Billie Schomburg were among the more than 200 people who gathered at a prayer vigil Saturday to show what they say is their unwavering support for Blue Bell Creameries, which is... Read more »

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Iraqi boy's dream of becoming dancer defied threats, borders

As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Seriously silly, Monty Python reunites for a weekend tribute

Today they reign as elder statesman of cerebral silliness, these alumni of the Monty Python comedy troupe and, some would argue, the funniest men who ever lived. Read more »

Published yesterday

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Filmmaker says 'Nerd Prom' has grown to reflect poorly on DC

A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington's biggest, celebrity-obsessed weekends with his new documentary "Nerd Prom." Read more »

Published yesterday

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Smithsonian series chronicles lives of oil patch residents

entary chronicling the lives of residents and workers in the oil-rich region of North Dakota and Montana that has created a modern-day gold rush will start airing Sunday on the Smithsonian Channel. Read more »

Published April 24, 2015

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Report finds few colleges have a Shakespeare requirement

As Shakespeare would say, "We have seen better days." Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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Few vets getting care through $10 billion VA program

A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment... Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

Published April 23, 2015

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New royal baby: Destined to be a 'spare to the heir'?

When Prince William and Kate announced they were expecting their first child in 2012, the appetite for royal baby news seemed insatiable. Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low

Federal officials said Wednesday they're taking steps to create a human vaccine for the bird flu virus that's slammed the Midwest poultry industry, though they still consider the danger to be low... Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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First Look: Pixar's 'Inside Out' leaves audience in tears

There wasn't a dry eye in the over 4,000-seat Colosseum theater as the credits rolled following the first screening of Pixar's "Inside Out" at CinemaCon on Wednesday morning. Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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Derek Hough injured at 'Dancing with the Stars' rehearsal

Derek Hough is recovering from injuries that have him sitting out of performances at Radio City Music Hall and could sideline him on "Dancing with the Stars." Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products. Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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After delay, lawmakers advance California vaccine bill

Opponents of a proposal that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated vowed to continue their fight after a Senate committee overwhelmingly approved the bill Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline... Read more »

Published April 22, 2015

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Obama, lawmakers mingle to mark rare bipartisan breakthrough

House Speaker John Boehner pecked Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on the cheek. Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy conferred amiably with Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. Republicans and White House... Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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PBS probes slave-owning issue; Affleck expresses regret

PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards following a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a... Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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Q&A: What is listeria? Bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream

Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria — listeria. Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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Blue Bell says it's still trying to pinpoint listeria cause

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of... Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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They Will Be Back: Sequels multiply in summer movie season

"I'll be back," the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to the Terminator, of course. But it also might as well be the official... Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by... Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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Just what the cat needed: a hat

It's not enough to knit sweaters for our children and grandchildren — no. Dexterous fingers need more. They need to knit something smaller, faster: They need to knit hats for cats. Read more »

Published April 21, 2015

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