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April 2014 Contents: WHERE FOODIES SHOP

Want to make a four-star meal at home? You'll find great ingredients in our guide to the area's best butchers, bakeries, cheese shops, farmers markets, and more. By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, and Anna Spiegel

FEATURES

Under Their Wing

In the 1940s, the world's population of whooping cranes was about 20. To combat the birds' decline, a program at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is breeding and raising the birds, then introducing them to life in the wild. Photographs by Christopher Lane

Lottery Anxiety

The DC Public Schools lottery determines a pre-kindergartner's fate through a maddening game of chance. By Laura Moser

Up, and Away

Notes on Fearless Freddie and the magnificent life at 12,000 feet. By Michael Graff

Bill Dean Would Like to Explain Himself

The mega-millionaire excels at more than just throwing the buzziest bashes in Washington. By Joseph Guinto

"Even When She Was Drinking, Nothing Changed"

In so many ways, Julie Kroll was a typical Washington mom. Until she wasn't. By Patrick Hruby