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Witness List Released In McDonnell Corruption Trial

In Virginia, federal prosecutors are filing a list of 61 potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Republican Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife.

Among those on the witness list are Maureen McDonnell and the couple's three children, Sean, Rachel and Bobby.

The witness list and the government's list of exhibits were filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Richmond before the opening of the McDonnells' trial.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary-supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. Their federal trial was scheduled to begin Monday and is expected to last at least five weeks.

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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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