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A Growing Generation Of Family Caregivers

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that 39 percent of U.S. adults are caring for a family member, up from 30 percent in 2010. Kojo looks at how a growing aging population and other factors are putting more Americans in the role of a family caregiver. He speaks with experts about the tools and resources available to the so-called "sandwich generation"--those caught between the needs of their aging parents and growing children.

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Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
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Q&A: Sen. Tim Kaine On The U.S. Fight Against The Islamic State

In an interview with WAMU 88.5's Jonathan Wilson, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine explains why Congress should hold a debate and a vote on official authorization for U.S. military action against ISIS.

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Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

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