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No Room For Compost Pile? No Problem.

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Living in an urban area makes composting difficult, especially if you live in an apartment. But if you're willing to keep your inedible leftovers in a sealed container for a week, D.C.'s Compost Cab will stop by and recycle it.

Compost Cab employee Brian Flores explains the process to a lady munching on an apple.

"What we do is we provide the pickup service and we come to your house with a compostible bag and we clean out your bucket," he says. "All your job is to separate. Like that apple core you're about to be done with, you're more than welcome to put it in here."

After people have been members for nine months, the company will bring you some nutrient rich soil from your waste.

Owner Jeremy Brosowsky says the idea is catching on with both businesses and urban dwellers.

"It is something that people seem to get, which is encouraging," he says. "It is an opportunity to build an infrastructure for urban agriculture in a way that solves a bunch of real world problems."

Compost Cab has been around since September and Brosowsky says he's helping spread the relatively simple idea to other urban areas across the U.S.

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Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.
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The Shocking Truth About America's Ethanol Law: It Doesn't Matter (For Now)

Ted Cruz doesn't like the law that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline. So what would happen if it was abolished? The surprising answer: not much, probably.
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The Latest on the Military, Political and Humanitarian Crises in Syria

Russia continues airstrikes in Syria. Secretary Kerry meets with world leaders in an attempt to resolve the country’s five-year civil war. A panel joins Diane to discuss the latest on the military, political and humanitarian crises facing Syria.

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Twitter Tries A New Kind Of Timeline By Predicting What May Interest You

Twitter has struggled to attract new users. Its latest effort at rejuvenation is a new kind of timeline that predicts which older posts you might not want to miss and displays them on top.

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