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Labor Day Travel Expected To Be Higher Than Previous Years

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AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase about 2 percent this year. That's nearly 950,000 Virginians traveling during the Thursday through Monday holiday weekend.

This year's numbers are a more than 9 percent increase since the end of the recession in 2009. The majority of Virginians are expected to travel by car, and AAA anticipates the price tag for this year's travel to increase nearly $120 to an average of $946.

Gas prices have brought a welcome relief to motorists. Prices in Virginia are down about 7 percent per gallon compared with the same time last year.

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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
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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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