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McDonnell Seeking To Assist Tornado Victims In Southwest Virginia

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McDonnell said Friday that he has asked the agency to make low-interest loans available to homeowners, renters and businesses that had major damage from the April twisters.

If the request is approved, adjacent localities also would be eligible to apply for the loans.??

The governor said other areas in the state affected by the April storms do not meet SBA requirements for assistance.??The request comes after the Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Virginia's appeal for aid.


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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