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Power Breakfast For June 28, 2010

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Tucked into a 2009 transportation spending bill, was language that will allow Amtrak passengers to carry guns in their checked baggage. When the provision came to light, some lawmakers assumed it would expire at the end of the fiscal year. Not so, it turns out. The Government Accountability Office has informed the author, Senator Roger Wicker, that his language makes guns-on-a-train a permanent right.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.


No Meekness Here: Meet Rosa Parks, 'Lifelong Freedom Fighter'

As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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World Leaders Meet For The UN Climate Change Summit In Paris

World leaders meet for the UN climate change summit in Paris to discuss plans for reducing carbon emissions. What's at stake for the talks, and prospects for a major agreement.


Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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