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DCPS Interim Chancellor Reflects On Her First Month On The Job

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D.C.'s Mayor-elect Vincent Gray recently introduced Kaya Henderson as D.C.'s interim schools chancellor. She was former Chancellor Michelle Rhee's right-hand person, responsible for two of Rhee's most controversial initiatives: the new teacher evaluation system and the new union contract.

In her first in-depth interview since taking over District schools, Henderson talks with WAMU's Kavitha Cardoza about her vision for DCPS, how she hopes her 13 years in the District will help as well as some of the challenges she faces.

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Report: Cosby Admitted Giving Woman Sedative Quaaludes

The AP, citing documents, says the comedian testified in 2005 he got the drug with the intent of giving them to women whom he wanted to have sex with. NPR hasn't independently confirmed the story.
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Mechanization Brings Quick Change To Borneo Region Known For 'Slow Rice'

A company is introducing mechanized rice farming to the interior of Malaysian Borneo for the first time. Scientists say the change may damage the bonds between the local people and their environment.
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Presidential Candidates Grapple With Tough Ballot Requirements In Virginia

In Virginia, candidates running for president are scrambling to determine how to get on the ballot, or if it's even worth the hassle.
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Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

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