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Investigators Take Action Following Heathrow Fire

Nearly one week ago, a fire erupted inside a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 at London's Heathrow Airport. Thursday, the British Air Investigation Branch issued a bulletin urging the deactivation of an emergency transmitter on all 787s. The British investigators stopped just short of blaming the Emergency Locator Transmitter for the fire. But they did recommend that the Federal Aviation Administration order the deactivation of beacons on 787s under FAA authority. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Wendy Kaufman.
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Is D.C. About To See A Bakery Boom?

New bakeries seem to be popping up around the city. What's driving the trend?

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Capital Kombucha Brews Up D.C.'s First Probiotic Tea

Three recent MBA grads are using their business school savvy to launch D.C.'s very first kombucha brewery.

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Man Works To Preserve His Brother's Restaurant Dreams

When a restaurant owner suddenly died, his brother decided to take on his sibling's culinary legacy.

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Belgian Restaurant Week Brings Mussels To The Masses

Local chefs are looking to raise Belgium's culinary profile with a week-long series of delectable events, including the Mussel Throw Down.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From mussels to moussaka, we'll focus on food and drink as we bring you our annual show about the D.C. region's culinary culture.

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Tech Companies Issue Loud Call For Surveillance Transparency

Facebook and Twitter are among the 63 companies and groups behind a pointed letter calling for specific disclosures of government surveillance requests.
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Concession Workers At Union Station Demand Higher Wages

Federally contracted workers at Union Station walked off the job on Thursday morning, demanding a wage of at least $12 an hour.

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Part-Time Workers Say Schedules Are Getting More Erratic

For many workers, hours are not only short, but increasingly erratic as managers scramble to cover shifts without the steadying influence of experienced full-time employees.
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Retailers Say Expansion Plans At Risk If D.C. Living Wage Bill Takes Effect

Six national retailers have written D.C. Mayor Vince Gray asking him to veto a bill that would require big box retailers to pay a living wage of $12.50 an hour.

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