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DC's 'Living Wage' Bill And Big-Box Retailers

As the minimum wage debate heats up across the country, some D.C. lawmakers are considering a bill that would require large retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart, to increase their lowest wage by as much as $3.50. Opponents say the bill would add to D.C.’s less-than-business-friendly reputation, while others argue a higher wage would keep pace with the city’s rising cost-of-living. We’ll look at where the debate is headed.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 6, 2015

Think you know what “Jewish music” sounds like? The 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival shakes off stereotypes. But first, a politically-minded poet converts a stage into a field of F-bombs.

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Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Panera on Tuesday announced it is dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. Nestle, Hershey and Kraft are also eliminating or cutting back on additives.
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Potomac Yard, DOD Facility Divide Mayoral Candidates At Alexandria Debate

Mayor Bill Euille faces challenges from former Mayor Kerry Donley and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. A new Metro station and a Department of Defense facility on the West End were points of contention at a debate Tuesday night.

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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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