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Word on the Hill: The Anatomy of an Oscar Winner
'Spotlight' is featured; The Capitol also celebrates Hawaiian culture and Muhammad Ali's life

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., left, asks for an autograph from actor John Slattery, right, as Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., looks on before the start of The Creative Rights Caucus event. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The creators of the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight" used their story to push for intellectual property rights on Capitol Hill.  

On Wednesday, the Creative Rights Caucus invited the film’s producers, actors and production designers to join Ben Bradlee, Jr. and Mike Rezendes of The Boston Globe.  

At Maryland Mosque, Obama Calls Muslims 'Real Americans'

President Obama speaks during his final State of the Union address last month. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Visiting a mosque on U.S. soil for the first time, President Barack Obama urged Americans to reject politics that target those of a single faith and told Muslim-Americans “you’re right where you belong.”  

Obama’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore offered him a chance to counter anti-Muslim rhetoric from some leading GOP presidential hopefuls such as Donald Trump. And it was met with resistance from some on the country’s political right. Calling members of the Muslim faith who reside here “true Americans,” the president thanked them for “serving” their communities and helping “build America.”