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Alexandria Library Celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Sit-In (Video)

ICYMI - Via <a href="http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/alexandria/2014/08/21/the-75th-anniversary-of-the-alexandria-sit-in/14418145/" target="_blank">WUSA9</a> (video below), in Alexandria, Virginia 75 years ago, African Americans were not even allowed to use the public library. Yesterday the city paid tribute to the five men who put their own bodies on the line to change that.

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Happy 50th Birthday to the Capital Beltway! (Video)

Hard to believe that I have been alive longer than this iconic landmark roadway (just barely though). On this day 50 years ago, the final link of the Capital Beltway opened. In honor of this, WTOP has some cool shots of one of the most famous interstate highways in the country with <a href="http://www.wtop.com/862/3682358/Capital-Beltway-celebrates-50-years#idx1" target="_blank">some photos from then and now</a>. If you have never driven on the 'Beltway', see what it's like above.

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