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WASHINGTON (AP) Eight people have been taken to the hospital after a van carrying special needs passengers crashed into the 3rd Street Tunnel. D.C. fire officials say the crash happened this afternoon in the tunnel's northbound lanes. One person from the van and one person from the vehicle it collided with were taken to a hospital in serious condition.

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to keep the job permanently. Mayor Vincent Gray and former Mayor Adrian Fenty chose Henderson to lead the system for the rest of the school year after Michelle Rhee's resignation.

WASHINGTON (AP) A freshman Georgetown University student was injured but conscious after falling from a fifth floor residence hall room window. D.C. police say the incident happened early this morning.

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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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