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The Redskins Are Going Green

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The Washington Redskins plans to install solar panels this September at FedExField in Landover Maryland.
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The Washington Redskins plans to install solar panels this September at FedExField in Landover Maryland.

The solar array will supply part of the stadium's electricity needs on game days, but on non-game days, it will supply all of it's energy needs.

NRG Energy will install the 8,000 panels as well as a covered parking area that the team says will protect fans from inclement weather and make for better tailgating.

This solar installation is the latest in a growing number of major projects. Catholic, Georgetown, and American Universities all have or are installing major panel systems, so is Perdue's Salsbury corporate headquarters and a prison complex near Hagerstown.

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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