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August 27, 2014 | NPR · The report said it couldn't be proven that anyone had died because of wait times at the medical center in Phoenix. On Tuesday, President Obama pledged to do better by vets and announced initiatives.
 
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August 26, 2014 | NPR · An inquiry in the U.K. has found that more than 1,400 children have been sexually abused by an organized ring of men in the northern English town of Rotherham.
 
August 26, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel speaks with Stephen R. Kelly, a visiting professor at Duke University, about how North and South Carolina hope to resolve questions about the border between them. The original border, which was mandated by the British during the colonial era, was never surveyed properly. That's caused headaches ever since the 18th century.
 

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August 23, 2014 | NPR · Nearly 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, and more nations in the region are closing their borders. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the epidemic.
 

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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Jun 24, 2014 — Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.
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May 15, 2014 — The most prominent feature on the solar system's largest planet has been shrinking for years, and NASA says it's now smaller than ever.
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Oct 9, 2013 — NASA's Juno space probe has traveled about 1 billion miles on its course to reach Jupiter in 2016. Yet it's nearly back where it started — Juno will be 347 miles away from Earth on Wednesday afternoon.
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Mar 6, 2013 — Scientists have always thought that where there is water, there's a chance for life. If the ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa is salty like ours, it could also be a "wonderful place for life."
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Feb 20, 2012 — We are just at the beginning of this game of understanding how solar system architecture effects the chances for life (and complex life at that) developing. Part of this process will naturally involve having old assumptions challenged and, perhaps, overturned.
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Nov 29, 2011 — How Many Planets Did We Start With?
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May 19, 2011 — A study in the latest issue of the journal Nature, has found there may be 10 Jupiter-sized planets floating around out there without a parent star. This makes my world feel even smaller.
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Apr 8, 2011 — Jupiter's ocean moons
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