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Black Bear Season Opens In Maryland With Higher Tally

Maryland's black bear season is opening with rule changes that could push the tally over 100 for the first time since a 51-year ban on bear hunting was lifted in 2004.

The season opens Monday in Allegany and Garrett counties. It continues through Saturday but will be stopped if the number of bears killed reaches the state quota of 95 to 130.

Last year's quota was 80 to 100 bears. The Department of Natural Resources ended the hunt at 92.

The state issued 380 bear permits. Each permit allows up to two hunters on public land, or three, including the landowner, on private land.

The DNR says hunters will most likely find bears near acorns or nut-bearing trees such as hickory, hazel and beech.

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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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