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EPA's Bay Cleanup Strategy Heads To Court

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The Environmental Protection Agency's strategy for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is called the pollution diet. It requires states to upgrade infrastructure and manage pollution that drains into the Bay in the form of nitrogen, phosphorous, and sediment.

But the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Association of Home Builders argue that the EPA is trampling on state's rights and using erroneous data to set pollution limits.

They argued that point in federal court earlier this week. EPA attorneys argued that without strong federal oversight and threat of sanctions, states repeatedly missed their pollution-reduction goals over the past 30 years.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the sides sparred for more than four hours in a Pennsylvania courtroom. District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo did not say when she plans to rule.

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A Conversation With "Broad City" Co-Star Abbi Jacobson

What do Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour and Michael Jordan carry in their bags? Abbi Jacobson imagines the things you might find in her new illustrated book, "Carry This Book." We talk to the "Broad City" co-star about what you can learn from the contents of bags—and her success creating and starring in the hit Comedy Central show.

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New Approaches To Tackling Local Youth Hunger

The First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe and other regional leaders are exploring new, innovative ways to combat local food insecurity.

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What Washington Really Thinks of the Rest of America

Kojo explores the surprising findings of a Johns Hopkins survey on what D.C.'s federal workers and unelected policy makers really think of the American public.


Social Media Company Twitter Struggles Financially

Steve Inskeep talks to Emily Bell, director for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School, about the challenges Twitter faces.

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