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D.C. Councilman Pushes for Recycling Effort

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Council member Tommy Wells says the District can do a better job with it's public space recycling program. Wells says even the few recycling bins on streets aren't being used as well as they should be.

Wells says that's because people aren't used to having recycling in public spaces and the bins aren't as well identified as they could be. But he says it's definitely a program residents would support even though it costs the District money.

Wells recently spearheaded an effort to charge a five cent fee for disposable bags, with most of the money going to clean up the Anacostia River.

There are 4,500 trash cans in public spaces in D.C. but only 35 recycling bins.

Kavitha Cardoza reports...

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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The Politics Hour - May 27, 2016

Congress votes to override DC's 2013 ballot initiative on budget autonomy. Virginia governor faces a federal investigation over international finance and lobbying rules. And DC, Maryland and Virginia move to create a Metro safety oversight panel.

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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