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Power Breakfast For April 14, 2010

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It’s black, it’s white: It’s a dog, it’s a cat: It’s up, no, it’s down...

This morning Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke returns to the Joint Economic Committee to deliver the economic outlook. The inevitable backdrop for the Next Big Thing on the Hill: financial regulatory reform. To recap, just before the recess, Senator Chris Dodd got his bill through the Banking Committee not because any Republicans supported it, but because they decided to hold their fire until the floor fight. Which is now likely to happen very soon. The timing is up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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'The End of the Tour' Offers A Hint Of David Foster Wallace's Inner Struggle

A new film revisits a five-day interview that took place between writer David Foster Wallace and a reporter for Rolling Stone in 1996. Critic David Edelstein calls it a "very good movie."
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Coffee Art: When A Spill Turns Into A Masterpiece

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.
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Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.
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Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Investigators are studying a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean. They believe it could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014. NPR has more about the debris, and what it could tell us about the missing airplane.

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