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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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In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness

Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.
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Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

WAMU 88.5

Does "Made in DC" Matter?

D.C.'s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Undone Chocolate, got its start in local food incubator space Union Kitchen, part of a wave of interest in locally made products which includes a push for a "Made in DC" logo.

NPR

Video Chat Your Way Into College: How Tech Is Changing The Admissions Process

Virtual reality and other innovations are helping international students and colleges tell if they're a good fit.

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