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In a world where big problems demand big ideas, today's kind of a big day.

Today, from hundreds of aspiring engineers nationwide, a winner will be crowned in this year's "Future City Competition." Teams have spent months pondering solutions to the challenge of building temporary housing in a crisis - according to Bill Knight of National Engineers Week, people have the same needs whether they've lost their homes in a natural disaster, or in an economic meltdown:

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
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Why Shark Finning Bans Aren't Keeping Sharks Off The Plate (Yet)

Fewer shark fins are being imported into Hong Kong, the epicenter of shark-fin soup, a culinary delicacy. But while the trade in shark fins may be down, the trade in shark meat is still going strong.
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Mixed Grades For Virginia's Ethics Overhual

The last-minute compromise was designed to pass in the General Assembly, but it wasn't built to please everybody.

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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.

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