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D.C.'s Director Of Youth Services Reflects On Tenure

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Since 2005, Vincent Schiraldi, the Director of D.C.'s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, has made many changes to the way the District handles youth offenders, some controversial. At the end of this month Schiraldi is moving to New York City to take a post in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration.

He talks with host Matt McCleskey about his work in D.C. and a look ahead at the city's juvenile services.

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'Star Wars' Editors Defy Hollywood Conventions

In a film industry often dominated by men, there's at least one exception: Many editors are women. Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey speak about their work on the new Star Wars.
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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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7 Things To Know About Presidential Appointments To The Supreme Court

Republicans are adamant they will stop anyone President Obama names to replace for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. It's possible Obama's nominee would face the longest wait in history for a vote.
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West Point Students' Plan To Counter ISIS Online Strategy

The State Department sponsored a contest to find the best ways to combat ISIS propaganda online. A group of cadets from West Point got second prize. Rachel Martin speaks with team member CJ Drew.

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