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Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers Is No GOP Bench Warmer

McMorris Rodgers says she wants to see more women run — and get elected — to Congress. That's why she's taken on a leadership role, raising money for female Republicans and mentoring them, too.
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Investigation Of Deadly Spaceship Crash Begins In Mojave Desert

Federal officials are looking into why the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in California during a test flight that left one pilot dead.
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In Texas, The World's Biggest Bat Colony Is Saved From City Sprawl

The city of San Antonio and conservation groups teamed up to buy land threatened with development near the Bracken Bat Cave, summer home to millions of bat mothers and babies.
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For Palestinians, A Bridge-Building Bus Trip To Israel Turns Sour

The constant friction between Israelis and Palestinians has taken its toll on "normalization" efforts between the two sides. Nowadays, many Palestinians consider it a dirty word.
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In Texas, A Down-Ballot Race With Big Consequences

National attention has focused on the governor's race but the election for the office below it could be even more important for the future of Texas politics.
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Dreaming Up Ways To Use Fall Back's Extra Hour

As Daylight Saving Time ends and Standard Time returns, NPR's Scott Simon wonders about that extra hour, and the different ways we might best put it to use. What will you do with it?
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Virgin Galactic Crash Raises Questions About Private Space Ventures

NPR's Scott Simon talks to reporter Joel Glenn Brenner about the Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two crash. She knew both pilots who were on board the spacecraft.
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At This Museum, Falling Back An Hour Takes The Whole Weekend

When Daylight Saving Time arrives, who adjusts all those old clocks? Noel Poirier, director of the National Watch and Clock Museum, tells NPR's Scott Simon he has to turn back 60 pendulum clocks.
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Jury Finds Tradition Is No Excuse For Brutal Hazing

Dante Martin faces a possible 22 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of fellow Florida A&M band member Robert Champion.
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Plugging The 'Leaky Pipe' For Women, Minorities In Economics

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said a "leaky pipe" prevents women and minorities from making it to the top of the economics field. NPR's Scott Simon talks to economist Julianne Malveaux.

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