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Power Breakfast: Spending Discussed, Political Chicken Ensues

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Democrats and Republicans both say they won't back down. This showdown could mean a government shutdown.When it gets back next week, the Senate has only four days to consider a controversial spending plan approved by the House. Republican senators, like Lamar Alexander of Tennessee say, the Senate should seize the chance to make the nation fiscally sound.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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In Asian-Majority District, House Race Divides Calif. Voters

The U.S. mainland's only Asian-majority congressional district sits in California's Silicon Valley, where two Indian-American candidates are trying to oust Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda.
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Taking Transit Information Off Mobile Devices And Onto Public Displays

A transportation signage company is trying to change the way D.C. commuters make their transit decisions.

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