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A New Voter ID Law In Virginia

Virginia is the latest in a string of states to impose or tighten voter ID requirements in advance of this year's presidential election. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a law on Friday that supporters say will make it "easy to vote, tough to cheat." Virginians must now show an ID before their vote will be counted. Supporters say the measure is needed to halt voter fraud, but opponents say the real intention is to suppress the minority vote.

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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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