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Former Marriott Employee Sentenced For Embezzlement

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Former Marriott International employee Lorraine Wakefield was sentenced to a year and a day for stealing nearly $1 million from the hotel chain. According to a plea agreement, Wakefield, 51, of Alexandria, Va., admitted to using her corporate credit card and the corporate cards of the executives she supported for personal expenses.

She also filed false travel expense reports to cover the fraud, as well as filing phony invoices in an effort to get the hotel chain to pay off her personal American Express card.

Wakefield, who worked for Marriott from 2001 to 2010, has agreed to return nearly a half million dollars to the company.

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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

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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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