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Parking In D.C. Gets More Expensive

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A major D.C. parking meter conversion is supposed to be completed by today. That means new enforcement hours and higher rates - with enforcement on Saturdays and meters running to 10 pm in some areas.

D.C. Council member Jim Graham has oversight of parking in the city. Speaking with David Furst, he says because meters now charge two-dollars an hour in many locations, there will be more machines on the way that accept credit cards.


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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