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With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

Many Americans now have access to a commingled recycling system, which lets users mix plastic, glass, paper and metal together in one bin. It's much easier, but not nearly as efficient.
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Fear of Black Men: How Society Sees Black Men And How They See Themselves

NPR's Michel Martin continues her examination of how the fear of black men plays out in America. She talks with two African-American men about how that fear affects their lives.
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Pentagon Chief Searches For Beginning And Mid-Career Talent

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military is looking for cyber professionals and others, saying it may have to waive barriers like age requirements in order to attract enough tech-savvy recruits.
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Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

As concerns grow that the law is a license to discriminate, GOP lawmakers are seeking clarification for the measure. Democrats say that doesn't go far enough, calling for full repeal of the law.
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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.
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Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.
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California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.
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Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.

While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.
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To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases

Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.
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GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products

After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.

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