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WASHINGTON (AP) Construction permits for the long-delayed Martin Luther King Junior Memorial were expected to be issued today. Organizers are celebrating the building phase of the monument for the National Mall and hope to finish construction in 2011.

WASHINGTON (AP) Showing exposed breasts on the air has been a TV taboo, but WJLA, an ABC afilliate in the Washington region, says they will not blur out the breasts of two volunteers who will participate in on-air clinical demonstrations of breast self-exams. The broadcasts will air today and tomorrow.

WASHINGTON (AP) A judge says the flight risk of a scientist accused of attempted espionage is too great to allow bail. Prosecutors say 52-year-old Stewart Nozette is accused of seeking $2 million for selling secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.

WASHINGTON (AP) D.C. officials and a nonprofit group that operates a network of homes for the developmentally disabled have reached an agreement to improve the quality of its care. District officials announced the settlement with Individual Development Incorporated yesterday. The nonprofit faced the possibility of a court-ordered takeover of two of its 11 facilities.

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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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