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WASHINGTON (AP) A member of the MS-13 gang in Washington who drove a getaway car during a 2007 shooting that killed a rival gang member has been sentenced to life in prison plus 45 years. Melvin Sorto was sentenced Wednesday. Two other MS-13 members involved in the death of Edwin Ventura also were convicted during the trial.

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington's police chief says a young man shot by officers was carrying a BB gun that resembled a handgun. Police Chief Cathy Lanier she's not sure if the man carrying the gun had fired any shots. Rafael Briscoe of Washington died at a hospital.

WASHINGTON (AP) A week after a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama aborted a landing at Andrews Air Force Base, the Federal Aviation Administration has changed top managers at the radar center that handled the aircraft. The center handles approaches and departures for Andrews and other airports in Maryland and Virginia.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials say the last of four D.C. youths who escaped from a private treatment center in South Carolina has been taken into custody. The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services says the youth was captured yesterday by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force.

WASHINGTON (AP) The District of Columbia Bar and D.C. Superior Court are holding a free estate-planning seminar. Two judges and three attorneys will participate in the seminar tonight at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in northeast Washington.


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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