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Power Breakfast For March 29, 2010

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When Google and GoDaddy came to Washington.

It wasn’t very long ago that the phrase ‘When Google and GoDaddy came to Washington’ would have been pure gibberish. Setting that aside, the two internet giants DID come to Washington last week… to testify on internet freedom and censorship in China – where Google had just made a watershed decision to shut down its government-censored search site.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Misty Copeland Inspires A Barbie 'Sheroes' Doll

Misty Copeland says she played with Barbie dolls until she was 13 — the same year she started ballet.
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'Touch Tours' Help Blind Experience Philadelphia's Historic Food Scene

A hands-on tour of Philadelphia's historic Italian Market includes time to appreciate the scents and sounds — and opportunities to sample the district's delicious chocolate, cheeses and fresh pastas.
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Shaking Up Metro's Board

After another smoke incident and ongoing single tracking delays for fixes, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx replaced three Metro board members with safety experts, while a Maryland Congressman introduced legislation which would require the next three federally appointed Metro board members have relevant expertise.

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Biotech's Theranos Offers A Cautionary Tale For Silicon Valley

The blood-testing startup led by Elizabeth Holmes soared on hype and celebrity boosters. Now it's under federal scrutiny. It could show that Silicon Valley's success model doesn't work in biotech.

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