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Around the Nation
6:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:14 am

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Business
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:03 am

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Television
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 12:18 pm

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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U.S.
6:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Food
5:38 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Politics
5:18 am
Wed March 18, 2015

The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Middle East
5:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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StoryCorps
5:14 am
Wed March 18, 2015

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

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