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New Document Sheds Light On Lincoln's Last Hours

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While sifting through boxes of documents at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researcher Helena Iles Papaioannou of The Papers of Abraham Lincoln project came across one report that was particularly interesting. The hand-written, first-person account came from a young doctor who happened to be in attendance at Ford's Theater on the evening of the assassination. The 23-year-old Army surgeon, Charles Leale, was the first to come to the president's aid, and stayed with him through the night until Lincoln passed away in the early hours of the morning. Robert Siegel speaks with Papaioannou about the finding and its significance.
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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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