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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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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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Collards And Canoodling: How Helen Gurley Brown Promoted Premarital Cooking

The legendary Cosmo editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)."
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The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

"This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it's before all a first in the history of energy," Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard says. His plane flew more than 26,700 miles without using fuel.

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