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12:01am

Wed April 20, 2011
Fine Art

Celebrating Green: As Color, As Concept, As Cause

Originally published on Wed April 20, 2011 8:04 am

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Maggy Rozycki Hiltner's Hothouse Flowers, made of found fabrics, is one of many works on display in the Textile Museum's Green: The Color and the Cause exhibit in Washington, D.C. Click here to see the full textile.
Virginia Spragg

Spring is far enough along in parts of the country that it seems appropriate to talk about the color of the season: green. It's a color that has come to take on many meanings — envy, ecology, money and more. A new exhibition at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C., celebrates green's symbolism. The show is called Green: The Color and the Cause.

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12:01am

Wed April 20, 2011
Business

New Airline Rules Address Bag Fees, Tarmac Delays

There is some good news for airline travelers with lost bags or delayed flights. The Department of Transportation announces new passenger protection measures Wednesday.

It's bad enough when an airline loses your checked bag. It adds insult to the injury when they've charged you to check that bag and you can't get your money back.

Airlines will be required to refund any checked bag fee if that bag is lost. It only seems fair, but Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the airline industry had to be forced into it.

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10:00pm

Tue April 19, 2011
Sweetness And Light

Sorry, Sports Fans: The Losers Don't Learn More

Recently, we seem to have had some especially spectacular and even tragic defeats. But of course, in sport we don't devote much extended contemplation to those who lose –– unless, of course, they should come back and win.

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5:50pm

Tue April 19, 2011
The Two-Way

Report: Plane Carrying First Lady In Near Miss At Andrews Air Force Base

Because of an air traffic controller's mistake, a military cargo jet and a plane carrying Michelle Obama came too close to each other, causing the Obama plane to abort its Monday landing at Andrews Air Force Base. Citing unnamed federal officials, The Washington Post reports:

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5:43pm

Tue April 19, 2011
Books

'Tea' Debacle Reflects The Murky Waters Of Memoirs

The case of philanthropist Greg Mortenson, author of the best-selling — but now besieged — memoir Three Cups of Tea, is just the latest in a long line of publishing debacles that are starting to feel like an annual occurrence: the running of the fraudulent memoirist.

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