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Rocket Landing At Sea Was 'Close But No Cigar'

An experimental rocket launched by SpaceX Saturday was a partial success. A cargo capsule will reach the International Space Station, but the spent rocket failed to land on a barge in the Atlantic.
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Keystone Supporters Hope Amendments Will Soften Pipeline Opposition

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to make the Keystone XL pipeline the first order of business in the new term. One week in, however, the bill is still a long way from passing.
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Former Dolphin Fullback Swims Nine Miles To Safety

Ex-Miami Dolphin Rob Konrad found himself in an unexpected endurance swim this week when he fell out of a moving boat. NPR's Scott Simon has the story of his nine-mile ocean odyssey.
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Skiing The Back Country Is Intoxicating, And Dangerous

Two promising young skiers died in an avalanche in Austria this week. In Yosemite, two climbers are scaling El Capitan. NPR's Scott Simon gets the latest from Outside Magazine's Grayson Schaffer.
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As Dallas Comes To Town, Green Bay Remembers Historic 'Ice Bowl'

This weekend's playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys is being billed as the second "Ice Bowl." The 1967 game in Green Bay was one of the coldest football games ever played.
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California's Brown On Governing: 'Practice Tends To Make More Perfect'

Jerry Brown was inaugurated this month for his second term as governor of California — his second second term. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the 34th and 39th governor about the issues facing his state.
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Back In D.C. From The Ebola Hot Zone, I Broke Out In A Fever

An NPR producer found out firsthand what happens when a returnee from Liberia registers a temperature and must contact the U.S. health bureaucracy.
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Massive Pile-Up Snares 123 Cars On Michigan Interstate

One fatality was reported, from a scene a witness calls "unreal." Several semis were involved, including one carrying fireworks; video footage shows billowing flames and a barrage of explosions.
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Retired Gen. Petraeus Should Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against the former head of the CIA over a leak of classified documents.
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Nebraska Ruling On Pipeline Could Be A Blow To TransCanada

The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?

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