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SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.
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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.
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Greenpeace Activists Protest Shell Oil's Plan To Drill In The Arctic Ocean

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with KUCB reporter John Ryan about how protesters are trying to block Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic by keeping a Shell icebreaker from leaving Portland, Ore.
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After Boston Drops Olympic Bid, U.S. Committee Scrambles To Find New Choice

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Andrew Zimbalist, author of Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup, about cities' reluctance to host the Olympics.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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The Golden Age Of Cocktails: When Americans Learned To Love Mixed Drinks

The Manhattan, the daiquiri, the martini. These classic cocktails were all born between the 1860s and Prohibition, an era when American bartending got inventive — and theatrical.
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Health Insurers Flout Federal Parity Law For Mental Health Coverage

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover any other illness, but they don't always comply. They are getting better, but the U.S. does not appear to be actively enforcing the federal mental health parity law.
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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Free Of Charge

The release of Microsoft's Windows 10 could have a big impact on the computer industry. It is giving away the update for free and relying more on sales of apps, games and web services for revenue.
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Senate Republicans Raise Concerns About Lifting Iran Economic Sanctions

Senate Republicans expressed skepticism about the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, including concern that the deal would allow Iran to acquire missiles and conventional arms in the coming years.

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