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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool Grows Green Algae

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The Lincoln Memorial seen from the reflecting pool.
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The Lincoln Memorial seen from the reflecting pool.

The National Park Service is trying to remove a thick layer of green algae from the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The algae began to cover one end of the reflecting pool less than a month after a $34 million overhaul was completed.

The recent two-year reengineered project was designed to use river water from the Tidal Basin instead of city drinking water. The system is supposed to filter and circulate the water to keep it cleaner than it was in past years.

A Park service spokesperson says the new water system is complex and needs to be fine-tuned. As a result workers are boosting the amount of ozone in the water to in an effort to improve the quality.

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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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