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Power Breakfast For July 12, 2010

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Back in 2007, the United States was one of just four countries that voted against the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. That move disappointed a lot of Native Americans, those who think the declaration would bolster their rights to self determination, and that it could help efforts to protect Indian culture, language, land and other resources. In response to pressure from a number of tribes, the Obama administration has decided to take another look at that declaration.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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'Kids Love To Be Scared': Louis Sachar On Balancing Fun And Fear

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Confronting A Shortage Of Eggs, Bakers Get Creative With Replacements

Eggs are becoming more expensive and scarce recently because so many chickens have died from avian flu. So bakers, in particular, are looking for cheaper ingredients that can work just as well.
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Jon Stewart's Private White House Meetings

Comedian Jon Stewart was called to the White House on at least two occasions for private meetings with President Obama, according to Politico. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with reporter Darren Samuelsohn.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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