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Gray Apologizes For Troubled 2010 Campaign

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has apologized for misconduct that occurred during his 2010 campaign, but reiterated that he didn't do anything wrong and didn't know others were breaking the law.

Gray said in an interview on WUSA-TV on Wednesday that he was sorry and accepted responsibility for the campaign, which has been under federal investigation for most of his term.

Four people who worked on the campaign have pleaded guilty to felonies, two of them for helping to orchestrate and spend $653,000 in illicit funds on Gray's behalf.

Gray said in the interview that the campaign was hastily put together and conduct occurred that was "painful'' and "embarrassing.''

He said he didn't know anything about the crimes, but wanted to apologize because "it was the Vincent Gray campaign.''

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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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