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Goats and Soda

Don't Torpedo The Dam, Full Speed Ahead For Ethiopia's Nile Project

Egypt was ready to go to war over Ethiopia's planned Renaissance Dam. A new agreement has ended the tension. But that doesn't mean everyone's a winner.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

This month, hear new music from Hop Along, Emile Haynie, Whitehorse, Leon Bridges and more.

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Closure Of Private Prison Forces Texas County To Plug Financial Gap

A riot at a private immigration prison in Willacy County, Texas, forced officials to close the facility and relocate 2,800 inmates. But it also left the county with a $2.3 million budget shortfall.

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