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First Walmart Stores In D.C. Set To Open Dec. 4

Walmart says its first two stores in the nation's capital will open on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The stores are the first of as many as six that Walmart hopes to build in Washington.

The company had threatened to abandon plans for the additional stores if the city enacted a law that would have required large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed the bill, calling it a "job killer."

Walmart plans to hire about 300 people at each new store. The retailer says it has already received more than 23,000 applications.

The stores are located near Union Station and in the Brightwood neighborhood.

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'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.
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They Dreamed Of Sheep (Farming): Peek Inside An Alabama Dairy

Greg Kelly wanted out of corporate America for a lifestyle better suited to raising a family. So he and his wife launched Alabama's only sheep dairy. "We feel like we're really living now," she says.
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Protecting Our Data In An Era Of Increasing State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

Yahoo says information from 500 million users was stolen by hackers. This comes amid growing concern over intrusions into U.S. election systems. In an era of increasing state-sponsored cyber threats, protecting our personal data and the integrity of U.S. voting.

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Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Health Care

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from health care innovation labs at local hospitals.

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