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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.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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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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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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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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