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Power Breakfast for October 13, 2009

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The hue and cry over whether lawmakers get enough time to read the bills is one of those trusty, perennial rants that the Congressional minority always invokes against the majority, regardless of who's in power. Recently Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) co-sponsored legislation in the House to mandate that bills be available online for 72 hours before a vote.

Today the Senate Finance Committee is expected to vote on its health care bill-having had its 72 hours.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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