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President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

On Saturday, the U.S. and Russia reached an agreement to seize and destroy the estimated 1,000 tons of chemical weapons held in Syria. Supporters of a U.S. military strike, pushed for by President Barack Obama, said the agreement would never have been struck without the threat of force. Still, some critics charge that Obama's hand has been less than steady with regard to the conflict in Syria, and they question his ability to navigate through domestic battles, including upcoming budget and debt limit deadlines. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

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Berlin Wall Brought To University Of Virginia With 'Kings Of Freedom'

A massive piece of the Berlin Wall was recently delivered to the campus of the University of Virginia, adorned with a famous mural by German graffiti artist Dennis Kaun.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.
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Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.
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Capital Bikeshare Supplier Bought, Reopening Door To Expansion

Bixi, the company that supplies bicycles and bike stations to the Capital Bikeshare program, has been rescued from bankruptcy. But does that mean the bike sharing will resume expansion in our area?

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