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McDonnell Signs Autism Insurance Bill ?

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The law caps annual coverage costs at $35,000. It won't apply to self-insured companies for businesses with 50 or fewer workers.

Virginia state Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd) from Fairfax County has a grand-nephew with autism, and she says it's been an incredible struggle to achieve this victory.

Advocates and lawmakers have been working together to pass autism insurance reform legislation in the Commonwealth for more than a decade.

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Bill Cosby Admitted To Acquiring Drugs To Give To A Woman For Sex

NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews MaryClaire Dale, an Associated Press reporter, about the court documents showing Cosby said in 2005 he got quaaludes to give to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.
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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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New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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