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This Week On Metro Connection: Looking Back

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This week we're bringing you some of our favorite stories from recent months. We'll turn back the clock with a woman who's seen a lot of Washington history in her 93 years. We'll find out what construction crews have unearthed as they painstakingly restore a historic D.C. street and we'll meet a family that's preserving one member's memory through an unusual dinnertime tradition.

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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

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Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

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