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Power Breakfast For May 5, 2010

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For the music lovers who flocked to New Orleans last week for Jazz Fest, the smell of oil in the air added a sad and sour note. Today, the Gulf Coast comes to Washington.

The Voisin family came to Louisiana from France in 1770, and they've been oystermen ever since. Today, seafood company CEO Mike Voison is on an all-day Capitol Hill blitz. He's former Chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. NFI spokesman Gavin Gibbons says fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and crabbers harvested about 1.3 billion pounds of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 - raking in about 660 million dollars in total revenue.

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Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill joins All Things Considered from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, to discuss her 2009 book The Breakthrough. Ifill is re-examining the book's conclusions about black political leadership as President Obama prepares to leave office.
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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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LIVE BLOG: President Obama To Headline Third Night Of DNC

As the third day opened, Bernie Sanders supporters demanded a roll call to nominate Tim Kaine as the Democratic vice presidential candidate. Kaine was eventually nominated by acclamation.
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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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