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Researchers Study the Stress Of Life In Washington

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We all know that the nation's capital is a stressed-out, type-A sort of town. But can you actually measure that stress and compare it to the anxiety levels in other cities? Sabri Ben-Achour talks with a psychologist at the American Psychological Association about its annual study of stress and gets the latest results from the survey it released just a few weeks ago.

[Music: "Worried Life Blues" by John Lee Hooker from Plays and Sings the Blues]

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.


Whales, Sea Turtles, Seals: The Unintended Catch Of Abandoned Fishing Gear

An endangered whale was found dead over the weekend, entangled in derelict fishing gear. Such incidents have been on the rise in recent years. A new California law aims to combat the problem.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.


Tech Giants Team Up To Tackle The Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and IBM form a group to set the first industrywide best practices for the technology already powering many applications, such as voice and image recognition.

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