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Climate Change-Ready Rice Keeps Farmers' Fields Fertile

Climate change has made some soil in Bangladesh more salty, so many farmers have had to leave fields fallow. But what if there were rice varieties that could naturally tolerate the salty conditions?
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Call It The Hogan Line: Maryland Seeks Study Of Baltimore-To-D.C. Maglev

While the governor is checking out Japan's superfast trains, the Maryland Department of Transportation has applied for a federal grant to study a maglev line.

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Two Mindsets On Improving U.S.-Cuba Ties

A Rockville restaurant owner and a D.C. lawyer talk about the implications of firmer diplomatic ties with the Castro regime.

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Chinese Cruise Ship Death Toll Rises To 75

Rescue teams have now cut holes through parts of the overturned ship's hull, but they've found no more survivors from the ship that carried more than 450 people.
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Former Top Soccer Official Gets Ball Rolling In FIFA Investigation

The probe into soccer's governing body centers on an American who admitted to taking bribes. Ari Shapiro talks to Nathaniel Vinton, who is part of the New York Daily News sports investigation team.
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Myanmar Allows Ship With Migrants To Dock In Rakhine State

The ship with 700 migrants on board was allowed to dock after being kept at sea for several days. Those on board are believed to be economic migrants from Bangladesh and Muslim Rohingya from Myanmar.
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China Tries To Put A More Positive Spin On Cruise Ship Sinking

China's government is trying to control coverage of the sinking of a cruise ship in the Yangtze River. Dozens are confirmed dead and the number is expected to pass 400.
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Former Vigilante Campaigns In Dangerous Mexican State Ahead Of Sunday's Election

Hipolito Mora, who began a vigilante movement in the restive state of Michoacan, has not only laid down arms, but wants to be the local congressman. He was jailed twice for murder but was released.
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Canadian Commission Releases 'Damning' Report On Treatment Of Aboriginal Children

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports on the cruelty toward aboriginal children forced to attend church-run Indian residential schools. Renee Montagne talks to Chairman Murray Sinclair.
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Gen. Allen Navigates Complicated Political Landscape To Fight ISIS

Retired Marine General John Allen was appointed by President Obama to build a coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Last month, Ramadi fell to ISIS militants.

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