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Analysis: Consequences Of Looming Budget Cuts

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Alex Bolton, senior staff writer with The Hill newspaper.

There's a lot of talk these days about the so-called "fiscal cliff" approaching at the end of this year. If congress doesn't act, trillion of dollars in spending cuts and tax increases that some experts say could have serious economic consequences but several lawmakers are working behind the scenes to try to address a number of looming decisions and one lawmaker from our area Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) of Virginia is heavily involved in those talks. WAMU spoke with The Hill's Alex Bolton about what the fiscal cliff could mean for our area.

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Bill Cosby Removed From Documentary On Black Stuntmen

Bill Cosby was instrumental in opening the door for black stuntmen in Hollywood early in his career. He was to be a central figure in a new documentary about black stuntmen, but that has now changed. He will be mentioned, but his interviews have been pulled, following the latest revelations about the comedian, who admitted in court documents that he drugged women for sex.

Me-Tea-Morphosis: Tea Bags Get Second Life As Works Of Art

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

After Hope For Early Release, Prisoners' Applications Stuck In Limbo

The Obama administration offered help to nonviolent offenders like Dana Bowerman, but more than half the applications sent to the Clemency Project 2014 have not been processed.

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of two miles – and can very accurately kill that person."

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