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Each week, WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection reaches across D.C., Maryland and Virginia to gather the sounds and stories that capture the current events, culture and personalities driving the Washington region.

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Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

SABMiller Agrees In Principle To Merger With Anheuser-Busch InBev

A titanic merger in the beer industry is brewing: Anheuser-Busch InBev offered more than $104 billion to win over the board of SABMiller. The behemoth will control about a third of the globe's beer production and about 70 percent of the market in the U.S. Now the question is whether regulators will allow the merger.

Palestinians Confront Escalating Violence In Jerusalem After Attacks

NPR takes a look at some of the Palestinians involved in recent stabbing attacks on Israelis in Jerusalem.

Groups Aim To Make It Easier To Own A Cable TV Box Instead Of Renting

A study estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Groups want to make it easier for consumers to own similar devices.