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Power Breakfast: May 24, 2010

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It's been five months since President Obama announced plans to significantly increase the amount of military and diplomatic resources devoted to the war in Afghanistan. The time is fast approaching when those additional resources will be needed.

This week, the Senate takes up a supplemental appropriations bill. Thirty-three billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a fresh infusion for an emergency relief fund now depleted by natural disasters from Nashville, Tennessee to Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...


'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Is About An Ex-Superhero Turned Private Investigator

The plot of the new Netflix show is something rare in superhero TV or film stories: It's a tale of women banding together to stop the man who abused them. Jessica Jones is played by Krysten Ritter.

As Big Food Feels Threat Of Climate Change, Companies Speak Up

A warming climate is likely to disrupt global food production, which has Big Food companies worried. Some, like Mars, are becoming increasingly vocal advocates for action on greenhouse gas emissions.
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U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes On How Money Influences Politics, Locally And Nationally

One of Maryland's federal lawmakers is behind some new ideas about campaign finance reform that have stalled in Congress, but are being taken up by local legislatures, including D.C.

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Computer Guys and Gal sort out all the latest technology news from the last month.

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