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Trust Seeks Volunteers To Work At National Mall

A nonprofit group that's working to restore the National Mall is seeking volunteers to help guide the park's millions of visitors. 

The Trust for the National Mall is working to expand its volunteer corps from 35 participants to at least 100 volunteers by the end of the year. The group's volunteers focus on areas of the mall without monuments and memorials. Those areas aren't covered by National Park Service volunteers and personnel. 

The Trust's volunteers help visitors find their way to sites, provide educational tours and offer historic information about the park, says Caroline Cunningham, president of the group. They'll need 100 volunteers trained and in place in time for the presidential inauguration in January. 

The program began last year under a grant from the Boeing Co. 

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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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