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Sheep Named After Rugby Star Predicts World Cup Win

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Sonny Wool the sheep has taken the mantle of the late Paul the Octopus, which shot to fame in last year's soccer World Cup. Choosing from two bowls of foods, each with a flag of opposing teams in this year's Rugby World Cup, Sonny accurately predicted every game through the championship match, where New Zealand beat France. Of course, Sonny Wool is named after a star of New Zealand's All Blacks: Sonny Bill Williams.

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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