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To Infinity And Beyond: Would-Be Astronauts Keep Faith In Uncertain Era

As NASA moves away from manned missions, the private sector is taking on the task. Those hoping for a ride are as eager as ever, and space exploration hasn't lost a bit of its luster.
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Walmart Neighbors Want Store To Keep Carts Out Of Creek

Neighbors in Fairfax County are calling on Walmart to help clean up Little Hunting Creek.

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Bloomingdale's Lays Out Welcome Mat To Chinese Shoppers

Decades ago, Bloomingdale's sold goods from China to intrigued American buyers. Today, to mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the store is doing the opposite: selling goods that cater to the interests of affluent visitors from Asia.
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For Rural Towns, Postal Service Cuts Could Mean A Loss Of Identity

The U.S. Postal Service's decision to end Saturday delivery comes on the heels of a plan to reduce hours at many rural post offices. In Vermont, residents of small towns are worried the change is another step toward the eventual demise of their local post offices.
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The Real Story Of How Macklemore Got 'Thrift Shop' To No. 1

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, a rap group out of Seattle, say they rose to the top without a label. That's not entirely true.
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Automakers Drive Towards Hydrogen Cars

Toyota and BMW have formed an alliance to work on fuel cell cars. So have Daimler, Ford, and Nissan, with hopes of having cars on the road by 2017. But why now, and what obstacles still stand in the way? Jennifer Kurtz discusses the current state of hydrogen fuel technology.
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The Difficulties of Proving Housing Discrimination

Civil rights advocates have long relied on a principle called, "disparate impact," to prove minorities are discriminated in housing. Now, the Supreme Court is poised to review whether it's a legitimate tool in such cases. Host Michel Martin speaks with investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who has written about the issue for ProPublica.
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Year Of The Snake To Take Over For Year Of The Dragon

Skies in many parts of Asia will be lit up with fireworks to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Sunday marks the start of the Year of the Snake. Luxury brands are determined to make the New Year a prosperous one by offering all kinds of serpentine items.

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