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Getting A Leg Up: Interning In D.C., Part 2

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Every year, an army of interns descends on Washington to work in government offices and at non-profits and businesses to beef up their resumes and gain some real-world experience before they enter the job market.

As Natalie Neumann discovers in part two of our series "Getting a Leg Up", interns don't always have to dress up... Natalie interned in the WAMU 88 5 newsroom this past summer. She's now our part-time morning assistant and reporter.

Natalie Neumann reports...


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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