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The Smithsonian Kite Festival may not take off as planned this year because of the winds of politics in Washington. The kite festival traditionally kicks off festivities for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which also would be canceled by a federal government shutdown. (The Washington Times)

The Smithsonian Kite Festival may not take off as planned this year because of the winds of politics in Washington. The kite festival traditionally kicks off festivities for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which also would be canceled by a federal government shutdown. (The Washington Times)

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