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Power Breakfast For May 14, 2010

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The week ends with Congress and the Administration carving out positions on off-shore drilling. West coast senators called for a bold-yet-largely symbolic ban on deep-sea oil extraction. Other lawmakers and the White House focused on raising limits on corporate economic liability in the event of a spill. Though just how deeply they intend to drill into the pockets of the wrongdoers is still very much in question.

In the meantime, congressional scrutiny has only just begun.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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