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Power Breakfast For January 20, 2010

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The skittish are coming. The skittish are coming.

They hail from big cities, small towns, and hundreds of municipalities in between. The one thing just about all mayors have in common right now is...they're anxious. About jobs, energy policy, transportation...Today an annual three-day gathering of mayors in Washington kicks off with the release of a new report detailing the pace of economic recovery - city by city. Tomorrow the mayors meet with President Obama at the White House.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Police Use Fingertip Replicas To Unlock A Murder Victim's Phone

Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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