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How one woman cajoled Congress to make good on a 231-year-old promise

Teresa Valcarce spearheaded an effort to see a portrait of a Spanish military leader who became a hero during the Revolutionary War hung in the Capitol.

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    Mix the News: Scary music for scary times

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    Performers making bare-bones backstage more welcoming

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    On Love: ‘It was the best first date’

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    Mick Fleetwood dines at Del Campo

    Even off duty, the rocker sported a signature vest and scarf.

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    Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp talk their most beloved creation, Marcel the Shell

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    Memorable night of music-making at Strathmore Hall

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    It’s not a bad strategy on a night when millions of political addicts will be flipping channels.

    An out-of-this-world study opportunity

    An out-of-this-world study opportunity

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    Plate Lab: What makes this rice pudding special?

    Plate Lab: What makes this rice pudding special?

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    A waist is a terrible thing to mind

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