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Prince Harry learns sign language from deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by his charity Sentebale, on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho.

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Prince Harry learns sign language from deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by his charity Sentebale, on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho.

Washington Daybook: Tourists

Swedish King Gustaf and Queen Silvia join Prince Harry of Great Britain among the throngs of tourists visiting the U.S. capital today. Gustaf fills his day in Washington with seven events including a ceremony in conjunction with the Raoul Wallenberg...

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, talks with former President Bill Clinton, right, during the closing plenary session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on September 23, 2010 in New York City.

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Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, talks with former President Bill Clinton, right, during the closing plenary session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on September 23, 2010 in New York City.

Washington Daybook: Bill and Bill’s American Adventure

Former President Bill Clinton and Microsoft’s Bill Gates discuss America’s future at the annual Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit. They’ll be followed by speakers including Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan and Assistant to the President for...

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Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's oil minister, gestures to the media prior to the start of the 160th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Dec.14, 2011.

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Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia's oil minister, gestures to the media prior to the start of the 160th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Dec.14, 2011.

Washington Daybook: To the Summit

Bloomberg LINK hosts a Washington Summit all day today at the headquarters of Foreign Affairs Magazine with speakers including Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, Lazard Vice Chairman Gary Parr, White House Council...

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport  in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx greets President Barack Obama as he arrives at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, N.C. on March 7, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Traveling

President Barack Obama will nominate Charlotte, North Carolina, Mayor Anthony Foxx, a Democrat, to lead Transportation Department, Bloomberg News reported. The Consumer Federation of America today releases a report on the status of progress toward an auto fuel-economy standard of...

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John Moore #17 of the New York Rangers fights with Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers in the third period at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City.

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John Moore #17 of the New York Rangers fights with Jack Skille #12 of the Florida Panthers in the third period at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2013 in New York City.

Washington Daybook: Fight Club

Members of Congress take a break from their bruising budget battles and vicious finger pointing to hear from some real experts in fighting — the NHL. Commissioner Gary Bettman, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and members of the Congressional Hockey...

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

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President Barack Obama at the White House.

Washington Daybook: Welcome to Dinner, Ladies

President Barack Obama continues his effort to improve relations with Congress, this time focusing on the ladies. He’s invited 20 female Senators from both parties to dinner at the White House tonight. The Boston Marathon attacks, and whether the FBI...

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma, as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline Project and will run from Cushing, Oklahoma to Nederland, Texas.

Washington Daybook: Keystone Deadline

Today is the deadline for public comments at the State Department on the proposed Keystone pipeline to carry tar-sands oil fro Canada to U.S. refineries. Democratic donors are trying to persuade President Barack Obama that turning down TransCanada Corp.’s petition...

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is welcomed and escorted by U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Sung Y. Kim, left, and deputy director general of South Korea's Foreign Ministry, Moon Seoung-hyun, in front of a traditional honor guard at Seoul air base on April 12, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Definitely Maybe

Will budget cuts reduce U.S. economic growth? No, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg whose median forecast is solid 3 percent growth in the first quarter. Yes, says the International Monetary Fund, which lowered its forecast for U.S. growth for...

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