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Bahrain Responds To Criticism Of Reform Efforts

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Last week, the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain released a report examining its own handling of the Arab Spring uprisings that happened there earlier this year. More than 5,000 protesters were interviewed in the investigation, an unprecedented move in the region. Yet, opposition members say the government isn't going far enough in its efforts to reform. Melissa Block speaks with Bahraini government spokesman Abdulaziz bin Mubarek Khalifa, who responds to those accusations.
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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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