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Power Breakfast For April 8, 2010

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Coulda, shoulda, didn't?

On Capitol Hill, it's Day Two in a three-day series of hearings to investigate the roots of the financial crisis. In this round, the bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission has singled out Citigroup. The erstwhile financial services 'supermarket' managed to have a hand in pretty much every piece of the over-heated financial industry that went so terribly wrong. Yesterday chairman and former California state treasurer Phil Angelides pointed out years' worth of reviews, reports and all manner of red flags.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Baltimore Artist Joyce J. Scott Pushes Local, Global Boundaries

The MacArthur Foundation named 67-year-old Baltimore artist Joyce J. Scott a 2016 Fellow -– an honor that comes with a $625,000 "genius grant" and international recognition.


A History Of Election Cake And Why Bakers Want To #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.

So, Which Is It: Bigly Or Big-League? Linguists Take On A Common Trumpism

If you've followed the 2016 presidential election, you've probably heard Donald Trump say it: "bigly." Or is that "big-league"? We asked linguists settle the score — and offer a little context, too.
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies And Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing The American Way Of War

After the 9/11 attacks, U.S. intelligence, military and law enforcement agencies were forced to work together in completely new ways. A veteran national security reporter on how America has tried to adapt to a new era of warfare.

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