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    400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's Death

    The Folger Shakespeare Library marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616. The program featured actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars sharing their connections to Shakespeare through personal stories. The Reduced Shakespeare Company performed a sketch and clips were shown from videos submitted to the “Share Your Shakespeare Story” Web site. Then, Peter Slen moderated as Shakespeare scholars Michael Witmore and Ellen MacKay responded to telephone calls, electronic communications, and questions from members of the audience in the Folger’s historic Paster Reading Room.

    “The Wonder of Will: Sharing Shakespeare Stories” took place on April 23, 2016, and was part of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “The Wonder of Will: 400 Years of Shakespeare,” a year-long commemoration of the legacy of William Shakespeare.

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    Heroin Addiction

    A governor, a police chief, and drug addiction specialists talked about how to deal with the rising addiction problem around the country, often called an “epidemic.”

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    Highway and Mass Transit Funding

    House and Senate conferees made opening statements in a meeting to negotiate a long-term highway and mass transit funding bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA) said the conference committee planed to finalize its report by November 30, 2015.

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    Life Beyond Earth

    Astronomers and NASA officials testified at a hearing on scientific methods used to search for life beyond Earth. One of the main topics was signs of water found on Mars.

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