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Board Recommends Names For Sliver Line Metro Stations

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is recommending the names for eight stations. There are no surprises, with the names showing the area they serve. They include: Tysons-McLean, Tysons Central, Reston Town Center and Herndon-Dulles East.

The names must eventually be approved by the Washington Metro Transit Authority board of directors. In all there will be a total of 11 stations, with three outside Fairfax County.

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Villainous Scheme Makes Dozens A Few Minutes Late

A 40-foot inflatable "minion" — the yellow, unintelligible sidekicks from the Despicable Me movies who recently were given their own spinoff — broke loose and blocked traffic in Dublin this week.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the unknown roots of familiar southern dishes in African and African American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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The Future Of D.C. Taxis: Ernest Chrappah Discusses Competition And Change

The new chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make it a nimble, innovating agency. He discussed those goals and the related challenges with WAMU 88.5's Martin Di Caro.

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