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Top Trenders: Controversy Stirring Over Powdered Alcohol

A federal agency approved "Palcohol" for sale, but then reversed course over labeling.
Here are your Top Trenders for Wednesday, April 23rd!

NUMBER 5 - WILLIAM AND KATE SPIN SONGS
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried their hand at DJ'ing during a visit to Australia Tuesday. The royal couple watched a demonstration before they were invited to give it a go. They were visiting a youth community music center in the south Australian capital. They also watched several music performances and chatted with artists.

NUMBER 4 - ISS SPACEWALK
Two astronauts are preparing to take a spacewalk at the International Space Station today. NASA says Steve Swanson and Rick Mastracchio will conduct a two-and-a-half hour spacewalk to install a spare backup computer. The ISS crew is also preparing to send off a Russian space freighter for two days of testing before redocking on Friday.

NUMBER 3 - PIPELINE PROTEST
A colorful protest took place Tuesday in the nation's capital against the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance rode horses through the streets of Washington, D.C. dressed in full costume. It's part of a week-long series of events by farmers, ranchers, and tribes called Reject and Protect. They're opposed to the pipeline, which would stretch from Canada, through the middle of the U.S. to the Gulf Coast.

NUMBER 2 - POWDERED ALCOHOL CONTROVERSY
A controversy is brewing over powdered alcohol. You just add Palcohol to water, stir, and voila, instant cocktail. Versions include cosmopolitan, vodka, and lemon drop. A federal agency approved Palcohol for sale, but then reversed course over labeling. Palcohol's creator says the issue doesn't mean it isn't approved, just that there's a problem with the labels. The parent company plans to resubmit labels for approval.

NUMBER 1 - FERRY'S FIRST HELP CALL DID NOT COME FROM CAPTAIN
Nine crew members face charges in the South Korean ferry disaster. Officials now say the first call for help came not from the captain, but from a boy on board. The South Korean Coast Guard says that call happened a full three minutes before the ship's crew made its first distress call. Divers are still searching for survivors nearly a week after the tragedy, but no survivors have been found since 174 people were rescued last week.
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