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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff, whom the group threatened to kill two weeks ago.
 
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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Jul 31, 2014 — It turns out that our nearest neighbor in space is sort of a squashed sphere. The lead author of a new paper published in Nature describes it as "a lemon with an equatorial bulge."
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Jul 22, 2014 — This may be the most heart-rending, most beautiful eclipse in our solar system. But you can't travel to see it. Not yet.
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Jul 20, 2014 — Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.
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Jul 12, 2014 — This summer, the moon will reach "super" status — turning full at its closest point to the Earth — no fewer than three times. The first supermoon appears Saturday.
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Feb 24, 2014 — A high-speed collision on the moon's surface was recorded on video and created a bright flash that would have been visible on Earth for eight seconds, scientists say.
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Feb 13, 2014 — Ground controllers are no doubt happy that the Jade Rabbit rover survived the lunar night, though a potentially mission-ending mechanical problem has yet to be fixed.
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Dec 15, 2013 — The kind of technology aboard the rover has never been on the moon. Scientists hope the rover can uncover ancient scientific records trapped between lava flows.
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Dec 14, 2013 — For the country, this is a momentous occasion, a chance to show just how far China's technology has progressed. If fully successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to drop an exploratory vehicle on the moon.
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Dec 2, 2013 — The mission has become a reason for national pride in the country. If successful, China would join the U.S. and the former Soviet Union as the only countries to achieve a soft landing on the moon.
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Aug 3, 2011 — Peer out from one of the windows on the International Space Station, and you might be greeted by this spectacular view.
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