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Kaine, Allen Deadlocked In Virginia's U.S. Senate Race

The Senate race between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen is too close to call six months before the election, a Washington Post poll out today shows, ensuring that the race will be one of the most fiercely competitive heading into this fall's election. 

The poll shows Kaine and Allen are tied at 46 percent each among registered voters in the race to succeed retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D). That's the same place they stood in a Post poll taken a year ago. 

Both parties say they believe Virginia could determine which side controls the Senate as the presidential campaigns look to Virginia as a key swing state. 


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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