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Power Breakfast For Monday December 21, 2009

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Another week dawns - short on hours of sunlight but long on hours of debate in the United States Senate.

Congress is, in fact, a Tale of Two Chambers. So we devote this morning to a few observations from the House side. Which ended its legislative year already. But will eventually have its crack - when and if a health care bill emerges from the Senate.

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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