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Portions Of 14th Street Remains Closed In Downtown D.C. Due To Sinkhole

A sinkhole will make the commute into downtown Washington more difficult than usual.

The District Department of Transportation has closed two lanes of northbound 14th Street Northwest, between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue. The department says the closure will last through Thursday morning's rush hour, and officials are urging drivers to use alternate routes.

The two-by-four-foot sinkhole opened on Tuesday. A spokesman for DC Water says the hole was caused by an opening in a sewer, and crews are working to repair the damaged pipe.

The street is one of the most heavily traveled commuter routes into the District of Columbia from Virginia.

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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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