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Virginia's Education Secretary Heads South

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The Florida Board of Education met Tuesday morning in Tampa and voted unanimously to offer Robinson the job of Florida's education commissioner. Robinson and four other finalists from around the country interviewed with the board on Monday.

Robinson has been Virginia's education secretary since January 2010. He rose from a working-class upbringing in Los Angeles and earned a master's degree in education from Harvard. He replaces Eric Smith, who was ousted by Florida's Gov. Rick Scott.

There's no word yet on who Virginia may target to fill Robinson's post.


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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